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Dolphin Bodies Found In Gulf Were Killed, Mutilated Say Experts
2012-11-19 13:13:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities are on the hunt for one or more persons responsible for several deadly attacks on dolphins along the Gulf Coast in recent months. Experts have reported finding several of the dead mammals, some with gunshot wounds, cuts and mutilations. "We responded to one dolphin from Alabama that had its tail cut off," Dr. Moby Solangi, of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), told The Sun Herald. "We responded to a...

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2011-02-23 13:10:00

Researchers reported on Wednesday that baby dolphins are washing up dead along the oil-soaked U.S. Gulf Coast at over 10 times the normal rate in the first birthing season since the BP disaster. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies said that about 17 baby dolphin corpses have been found along the shorelines of Alabama and Mississippi in the past two weeks. "The average is one or two a month. This year we have 17, and February isn't even over yet," Moby Solangi, director of the Gulfport,...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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