Nearly 60 Dolphins Stranded on Cape Cod

Dead Dolphins on Cape Cod
Beached dolphins are not an unknown occurrence on Cape Cod between January and April, but the number of dolphins in this stranding is an unusually large number.
Members of the IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) staff, along with volunteers, were able to rescue 19 of the stranded dolphins. Five of the rescued dolphins were tagged with satellite tracking devices, to study their future movements. Forty dophins died after beaching.
A definite cause of the stranding is not known, however it is believed that the topography of Cape Cod contains areas where the dolphins can get stuck.

Sources:
At least 20 dolphins found dead in Cape Cod area
Dolphins Beach on Cape Code, 10 to 12 Dead
Nearly 60 Dolphins Stranded on Cape Cod

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