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Photo: Virginia Aquarium
Virginia Beach, Va. – A handful of dolphin strandings have been reported so far in 2014, according to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.
Mark Swingle, Director of Research and Conservation says the five they’ve seen this year is actually fewer than what they typically see this time of year.
During 2013, more than 320 dolphins washed up dead in Virginia during an Unusual Mortality Event that stretched from New Jersey to Florida.
NewsChannel 3 is working to gather more information – additional resources can be found, below.
2013-2014 Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event in the Mid-Atlantic, NOAA Fisheries
Stranding Locations Map
Read more from the Virginia Aquarium
Previous coverage on dolphin deaths:
Dead dolphins starting to wash up in North Carolina
More dead dolphins wash ashore
Four more dead dolphins wash up in Hampton Roads
25 more dead dolphins washed up over the weekend; Total now 164
Five more dead dolphins wash up in Virginia
Update: 13 more dead dolphins wash up in Virginia; Total now at 100 for the year
Dead dolphins washing up on Virginia beaches at an alarming rate