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A Smithsonian museum scientist who dealt with the nation's largest dolphin die-off arrived Tuesday to help figure out what's killing dolphins in Virginia at a rate not seen in 26 years. As of Monday, 16 dolphins had washed up dead in Virginia in August, bringing this year's total to 103. Almost hal...
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Scientists investigating a plague of 580 marine-mammal deaths, nearly all bottlenose dolphins, in the northern Gulf of Mexico have identified a specific bacterial infection as a possible culprit. The deaths, declared an "unusual mortality event" requiring intensive study by the National Oceanic and...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
MOBILE, AL (WEAR/CNN) - Marine researchers say the BP oil spill may have played an indirect role in the unusual number of dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. The researchers said the dispersants used to clean the oil may have disrupted their food chain. "I used to say I had the best job in the wo...
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