Biologists investigate deaths of 82 stranded dolphins in Florida

FILE PHOTO: Stranded false killer whales are seen on a beach at sunrise, at Kommetjie near Cape Town(Reuters) – Biologists on Tuesday were investigating the weekend deaths of dozens of dolphins in Everglades National Park in Florida's largest mass stranding of the mammal since 1989, a U.S. scientific agency said. At least 82 of the dolphins, known as false killer whales for their resemblance to killer whales, died, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said. Thirteen dolphins remain unaccounted for since the initial sighting Saturday afternoon by a bystander in Hog Key, a remote island on the western side of the park, NOAA spokeswoman Blair Mase said.

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January 17, 2017 7:21 pm

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