Red Tide Believed to be Cause in Dolphins Deaths

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:45am

Despite 100 dolphins being found dead along the Texas coast during November 2011 to March of this year researchers say there isn't a dolphin problem, but believe that red tide may have been the cause of those dolphins deaths. On South Padre Island, experts say two dolphins died this year and one of those from a shark attack. Tony Reisinger from the Texas Sea Grant stated, "We have got a good resident population in the lower Laguna Madre and people go and take advantage of that by looking at them. Participating in dolphin watches we have offshore populations and they seem to be healthy too from everything I have seen."

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