Friday, August 16, 2013

Dying dolphins keep washing up on the Atlantic. Here’s what could be killing them

 

Since last month, scores of dolphins have washing up on Atlantic Ocean beaches, dying or already dead. Marine biologists are alarmed. Looking at the historical trend, you can see why:

 

The federal government has classified the situation as an “unusual mortality event” (UME), defined as a “a significant die-off of any marine mammal population” that “demands immediate response.”

For the rest of the story: http://qz.com/115367/the-scary-potential-causes-behind-the-unusual-dolphin-mortality-events-on-us-shores/

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