Dolphins and Their Virus Head South for the Winter

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Other News

Check out some of the updates we’ve posted recently on the bottlenose dolphin unusual mortality event, the backlash from Blackfish, and sea level rise.

Are the Mid-Atlantic Dolphin Strandings the Result of a Contagious Virus? (Yes, they are.)
Deaths of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are decreasing in the north, only to increase in southern states as the dolphins migrate south for the winter. Learn more here.

Bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphins. Photo credit: NOAA.

What Do We Know About Sea-Level Rise?
Ever wonder what sea level rise will do to your city? Now you can see with National Geographic’s Rising Seas interactive map. Other updates include the cost of coastal flooding and the effects of sea level rise on real estate. Learn more here.

Blackfish Coming to US
Blackfish has caused quite a stir with everyone from annual pass holders to celebrities. Stock prices are falling and annual attendance might be lower than usual. While the controversy unfolds, SeaWorld is taking its case to Washington D.C. in an attempt to overturn citations issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration after the 2010 death of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Learn more here.

An orca performing in the "Believe" show at SeaWorld Orlando in 2009.

An orca performing in the “Believe” show at SeaWorld Orlando in 2009. Photo credit: Magda Stremeski via photopin cc.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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