TV: Huge number of sea creatures washing up dead along West Coast — “It’s a crisis all along Southern California… large numbers getting sick and dying” (VIDEO)

Published: June 13th, 2017 at 9:53 am ET
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KGTV, Jun 6, 2017: Dead dolphin mystery explained by Scripps Insitution of Oceanography — Dead dolphins are washing ashore in the South Bay, and lifeguards believe algae is killing them. The first dead dolphin was discovered Sunday night at the foot of Elkwood Ave. in Imperial Beach, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Deputies found two more on Tuesday.[Clarissa Anderson of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at U.C. San Diego] told 10News she does not see a connection between the current bloom and February’s massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River basin because the bloom is more widespread.

KGTV transcript, Jun 6, 2017: Now to a developing story — large numbers of sea animals getting sick and dying off our coast… But we’re not alone, it’s a crisis all along the Southern California coast… Stranded dolphins have washed ashore… Clarissa Anderson of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at U.C. San Diego: “The numbers of sea lion strandings we have seen is pretty extreme and a huge number, of not only animals, but a wide variety of species of marine birds have stranded… a lot of deaths… The reality is it is happening all over Southern California simultaneously.”

Coronado Times, Jun 10, 2017: Residents of Imperial Beach and Coronado say they have seen a spike in deceased marine life on local beaches… “I am not a marine biologist, but I have certainly observed an uptick in deceased marine animals,” says Coronado Cays resident and surfer Daron Case. “The timing coincides with the sewage spill.” There have been reports of pelicans, sea lions, and dolphins, and fish washed up on the shore line and floating lifelessly in the water.

See also: Alarming mass die-off on California beaches — “Extremely high” number of sick and dead animals — Seabirds, sea lions, dolphins affected — Experts: Never seen this many sick birds — “How many have to die before somebody cares?” (VIDEOS)

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