Virginia dolphin deaths now surpass 150

Posted at 11:06 AM, Aug 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-19 13:31:07-04

The total number of dead dolphins washed up on Virginia beaches has now passed 150 after 25 were found washed up over the weekend and three more on Monday.

The total now stands at 164 in the state while many more are washing up in other states along the East Coast.

A marine mammal expert with the Smithsonian Natural History Museum has been sent to Virginia Beach to assist with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center’s investigation into the dolphin deaths.


Five more dead dolphins wash up in Virginia

NOAA declares dolphin deaths an “Unusual Mortality Event”

Smithsonian scientist helping investigate Virginia dolphin deaths

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

Another dolphin washes up on Ocean View beach

Stranding Response Team picks up dead dolphin on Ocean View beach