Virus killing dolphins and whales

by Rebecca on November 30, 2013

in Animals in the News

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A virus described as measles-like has been killing dolphins, and now whales, along the U.S. east coast in 2013. Bottlenose dolphins began dying of the virus in June of this year, and the virus has been steadily moving southward as the dolphins migrate south for winter. Now the disease has spread from New York to Florida, with a total of 753 bottlenose dolphins washed ashore from July 1 until November 3, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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The disease has spread from New York to Florida, with a total of 753 bottlenose dolphins washed ashore from July 1 until November 3.

http://earthsky.org/earth/virus-killing-dolphins-and-now-whales-along-u-s-east-coast

 


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