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Report: 16 dolphin deaths linked to red tide off Florida

2018-12-31 17:08
Federal scientists have linked over a dozen dolphin deaths off Florida to a toxic algae bloom that has persisted in the Gulf of Mexico for over a year. Erin Fougeres says researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been “fairly overwhelmed” by the number of necropsies needed. The News-Press reports roughly 130 dolphin deaths have been counted in southwest Florida, but only 16 definitive necropsy results. Fougeres said all 16 pointed to red tide poisoning as the cause of death.