Other sea mammals too – 06/20/2004

  • September 30, 2013 at 11:50 pm #537


    More than 100 dolphins, eight marine turtles and five beaked whales
    have washed up dead on the windswept beaches of southern Mauritania
    in recent days, puzzling scientists and worrying the government.

    Experts from the West African country’s Institute of Oceanographic
    Research and Fishing visited the scene but were unable to take any
    samples because of the advanced state of decay of the corpses, the
    government said.

    It was the third June in a row that scores of dead marine mammals had
    suddenly appeared along the country’s coastline, but authorities
    voiced concern at this year’s number of deaths, which included 139

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