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What Is Killing Dolphins in Lagoon?

Researchers are alarmed by a massive uptick in death rates of dolphins, manatees and pelicans in the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s east coast, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the world, and scientists can’t say for sure what’s killing such a wide array of animals.

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