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Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend
Seven dead dolphins found on Md. shores in 'alarming' Mid-Atlantic trend

Seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead on Maryland shores in recent weeks, part of a larger mystery along the Mid-Atlantic coast, where alarmed scientists are working to find the cause of more than 120 dolphin deaths since June. The seven dolphin carcasses were found in the Chesapeake Bay and on beaches on Maryland's Atlantic coast during July. In a typical July, marine biologists might respond to a single report of a dead dolphin, said Dr. Cindy Driscoll, veterinarian and fish and wildlife health program director for the state Department of Natural Resources. Several of the carcasses were "very decomposed" by the time they were found, Driscoll said, making it...

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