January 28, 1999 - Marine Deaths 1) Mysterious marine deaths are in the news again. On Wednesday, January 27th, eleven bottle-nosed dolphins were found dead off southern Thailand and no one knows why. The dolphins were all young males about 5 1/2 feet long. A spokesman at the Phuket Marine Biotech Center said: "It is rare and strange to find dolphins this young and strong dying in such large numbers." The Center has received six of the dead dolphins to determine the cause of death. The Thai Gulf is home to several hundred bottle-nosed dolphins, so it's important to find out what's killing them.
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