As of Memorial Day, Suzanne Thurman, MERR Institute executive director, says her organization has investigated the deaths of 11 dolphins in the past 12 days. “It is an uptick,” she said. “A few calves which is typical for this time of year, but that’s a lot of adults,” she pointed out.
One of the 11 dolphins was this one, a young dolphin that was found on Lewes Beach this past week.
“We haven’t figured out a cause because most of them were extremely decomposed,” she added.
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