They're dying off the coast of Texas, not like on the plains or something.
That'd be weird.
This is just sad and true though. Over 120 dolphins have died off the coast of Texas.
It's so unusual that a federal agency has actually launched an investigation.
The scary part is the dolphins washing up on shore dead are juveniles, usually hearty and strong. It's normally the very young and very old that wash up..
It's a real mystery. A NOAA coordinator said:
"That's what's a little frustrating about this. It's not like you see on TV, on CSI, you don't get the answers quickly. It can take months and sometimes years."
What's most likely happening is either a toxic algae bloom from the drought or a lung disease caused by the BP oil spill.
"Just like any investigation you don't want to rule anything out. We do know that there is disease out there… we know that there have been stresses, some due to the BP oil spill, and that could be a reason… and there is this harmful algae bloom. It could be that it's all of these."
We just hope they found out what's happening soon so they can stop all the cute dolphins from dying.
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