Title: Spike in marine mammal strandings documented along La., Miss. coast
Date: March 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Angela Hill, Anchor: [...] Now experts say we’re seeing an unusual spike in dead dolphins washing up in both Louisiana and Mississippi. [...]
Dr. Moby Solangi, executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport: Yes, we have seen a spike in dolphin strandings. [...]
Maya Rodriguez, Reporter: Since the start of this year strandings have been climbing, with 29 in Louisiana and 23 in Mississippi so far.
Solangi: The unusual part in Mississippi is that 18 of the 23 are baby dolphins. [...]
Rodriguez: Answers are tough to come by. Dr. Solangi said because of the ongoing investigation and litigation involving the BP oil spill, they can’t share their findings.
Solangi: We have been advised not to discuss our findings or any results from our necropsies or analysis [...]
Published: March 29th, 2013 at 12:39 pm ET