Short Science: Dolphin Deaths

Dolphins are dying or being stranded in high numbers this summer along the mid-Atlantic coast, and New Jersey is seeing particularly high rates. Mendy Garron, the Northeast regional stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explains what could be killing the dolphins and what it means for humans.

If you see a dead or stranded dolphin in New York, call the Riverhead Foundation's 24-hour rescue hotline at 631-369-9829. If you're in New Jersey contact the Marine Mammal Stranding Center's hotline at 609-266-0538.