Dolphin deaths higher than normal along U.S. East Coast beaches

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(Reuters) – 

 Carcasses of bottlenose dolphins are washing up on U.S. East Coast beaches from New Jersey to Virginia at a higher than normal pace, with more than 120 dead animals discovered since June, local and federal officials said on Thursday.

The cause of the dolphin deaths has yet to be determined, said Maggie Mooney-Seus, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service, which is analyzing information collected by marine stranding response centers along the East Coast.

“It’s absolutely alarming,…” 

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