Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths in Virginia Declining

The Vir­ginia Aquar­ium & Marine Sci­ence Cen­ter says 52 bot­tlenose dol­phin strand­ings have hap­pened in the last six months, com­pared to 86 dur­ing the same period in 2013. Vir­ginia recorded some 350 bot­tlenose dol­phin deaths in 2013.Aquarium offi­cials said this year’s fig­ures are encouraging.The National Oceanic and Atmos­pheric Admin­is­tra­tion Fish­eries web­site says bot­tlenose dol­phins have been strand­ing from New York to Florida at ele­vated rates since July 2013.