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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NOAA: Virus Likely Causing Dolphin Deaths Along Eastern Shore

Federal officials say a virus is likely what's causing hundreds of dead bottlenose dolphins to wash ashore along the East Coast.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 333 dolphins have been stranded between New York and North Carolina since July 1st. That's more than nine times the historical average for the region during July and August.

Earlier this month, NOAA declared an unusual mortality event to provide additional resources to study what's causing the deaths.



Anonymous said...

I wonder if this affects the local fish catch from the ocean.

Anonymous said...

The waters are definitely cooling down this year because of the 17 year cooling trend the earth is going through and the especially mild summer this year. It's called Global Warming.

The lack of predicted horrendous hurricanes is also because of the cooler ocean waters, and cooler weather overall. This, too, is due to Global Warming.

Now, everyone, pay your Global Warming Tax. We need to spread the word!

Anonymous said...

I think they are being taxed to death.