Short Science: Dolphin Deaths

Monday, August 19, 2013

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.


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Comments [2]

Alexander Smart from US

Set up right on the beaches, BYOB, Sake, ginger & Wasabi, picnic table!

Hey guys, entrepreneurial idea!

Can all of these dead dolphins become safe Sushi, seriously? Waste not want not. You know harvest them ASAP before decay sets. Big, Big market!

Renowned oceanographer,

Aug. 19 2013 05:51 PM
Amy from Manhattan

No, no signposts out in space. If you see a signpost up's for the Twilight Zone.

Aug. 19 2013 11:33 AM

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