Environmentalists are sounding the alarm: the U.S. mass killing dolphins

August 21, 2013. U.S. scientists are sounding the alarm due to the high mortality of dolphins on the east coast of the United States. On the beaches of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the last six months, found 228 dead dolphins. For unknown reasons, they washed ashore and died.

Once on shore, dolphins are no longer able to return to the ocean without any help and die within a few hours. As a rule, the land released only old, sick or injured animal.

In the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that these figures are many times higher than the annual average and are the highest in the last 26 years. In the management point to the need for an investigation, as is happening may be part of a global environmental problem, reports ITAR-TASS with reference to the television station CNN en. Scientists suggest that the abnormal behavior of animals may be due to infection.

Source: Lead

 

On the east coast of the U.S. mass killing dolphins

August 21, 2013. U.S. scientists are sounding the alarm due to the unusually high mortality of dolphins on the east coast of the United States. As reported on Tuesday broadcaster CNN-en, in the states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia for the current year on the beaches found 228 dead dolphins. They were killed after for unknown reasons aground.

In the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that these figures are many times higher than the annual average and are the highest in the last 26 years. For example, for the entire 2012 111 was found washed ashore and died dolphin. In the management consider it necessary to conduct a special investigation, as is happening can be part of "a more serious environmental problem that poses a risk to the health and well-being of the people."

Once on shore, dolphins are no longer able to return to the ocean without any help and die within a few hours. As a rule, the land released only old, sick or injured animal.

Scientists suggest that the abnormal behavior of animals may be due to infection. "Due to the rapid growth in the number of stranded dolphins in the last two weeks, as well as the fact that the dead animals are found over a wide area, the most likely cause is an infection, but we are considering other possibilities, — said the representative of the U.S. National Oceanic and the atmosphere. — Carry out the analysis of tissue samples of dolphins to determine whether they were a bit sick ", ITAR-TASS reported.

Source: Voice of Russia

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