|Large number of dolphins dying along Florida|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
An inordinate number of bottlenose dolphins have washed up along Florida’s east coast this summer due to an ongoing viral infestation.
About 20 dolphins have washed up in the Indian River Lagoon system in Brevard County from June to August, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Typically, only about eight dolphins strand in that area.
More than 1,000 dolphins have stranded on shores along the East Coast since last summer because of the virus, but NOAA statistics show the virus may be slowing down.
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