UPDATE: Dolphin strandings in 2014

Posted at 10:40 AM, Apr 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-21 15:46:26-04

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