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Bottlenose dolphin strandings up in US East Coast

An unusually high number of bottlenose dolphins are dying off the U.S. East Coast this summer, the deadliest period for the sea mammals since a virus killed off more than 700 in the late 1980s, federal officials said Thursday.

dateAug 08, 2013 in Ecology
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Shoals tells whale tale with beached minke

(Phys.org) —When a 25-foot, 10,000-pound minke whale washed up dead on Kap and Christina Mona's property in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, June 30, the couple found themselves with a whale of a problem: how to get rid of the carcass, ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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New virus discovered in stranded dolphin

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues have identified a new virus associated with the death of a short-beaked dolphin found stranded on ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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