Federal officials are investigating what’s causing
an unusually high number of bottle nose dolphins
to wash up on the East Coast this summer,
with many of them showing up on beaches already
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 124 dolphins have been found dead in the Mid-Atlantic region since early July, causing the federal agency to declare an unusual mortality event for the mammals.
That declaration means an international group of scientists
will have access to additional funding to study what’s causing the problem.
That investigation and analysis could take months or even years to finalize.
Dead dolphins reported in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
The dolphins live in temperate and tropical waters worldwide. Virginia has
experienced the largest increase in dolphin strandings this year, with more than 45 in July. That’s compared with a historic average of seven. Throughout the region, officials say there are seven times as many Strandings compared with historic averages.
Dolphins of all ages have been affected. by Necropsies.
They haven’t revealed a unifying pattern, although an infections
pathogen is considered a likely cause.Investigators plan to take blood
and tissue samples and test them for infectious agents such as viruses,
bacteria and fungi.
I think they are so beautiful and sweet.
I hope that humans have not done this to them with polluting the ocean the way we do.
God Bless the Dolphins..
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden