A scientist says the baby dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico are unprecedented in 30 years of studying dolphin deaths in the area.
Nearly two dozen deaths of baby bottlenose dolphins occurred in birthing areas off Mississippi and Alabama.
The scientist, Moby Solangi, says the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Miss., have no record of mass deaths where the majority were infants.
Scientists are investigating whether there was a link to the BP oil spill, but possible causes include cold winter and disease. Only one dolphin species, the bottlenose, and not other kind of animal, appears to be dying in unusual numbers.
Source: The Associated Press