6 more dolphins strand on Cape Cod
WELLFLEET, Mass. -- Six more dolphins have stranded on Cape Cod in the latest of recent strandings in the region.
The Cape Cod Times reports that one of the dolphins died after stranding Thursday in the Herring River area of Wellfleet. Rescuers with the International Fund for Animal Welfare were concerned as 60 to 70 dolphins swam nearby in Wellfleet Harbor.
Thursday's strandings are the latest in recent days, including when 30 dolphins beached Saturday on the Cape. Rescue officials said, as of Wednesday, 19 animals have been released back to the wild.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Kerry wrote the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, looking for help. He cited last year's mass seal strandings off New England, and asked NOAA to try to determine if the events were linked.
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