Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In the news: Baby Dolphins are Washing Up Along the Coast

According to the Sun Herald, baby dolphins are washing up along the Mississippi and Alabama shorelines at ten times the normal rate.
“For some reason, they’ve started aborting or they were dead before they were born,” Solangi said. “The average is one or two a month. This year we have 17 and February isn’t even over yet.”

Even though this is the first birthing season since the BP oil spill in the Gulf, it's still too early to determine the exact cause of this unfortunate increase.

You can read more over at the Sun Herald.

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