Aegean Sea Sees ‘Very Unusual’ Spike in Dolphin Deaths
Fifteen dead dolphins have washed up on Greece's Aegean coastline, compared to "one or two" in the same period last year.
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Aegean Sea has seen a “very unusual” spike in dolphin deaths over the past few weeks, a Greek marine conservation group said Monday. The Archipelagos Institute said while it’s still unclear what caused the deaths, the spike followed Turkey’s largest-ever navy drills in the region — the Feb. 27-March 8 “Blue Homeland” exercises that made constant use of sonar and practiced with live ammunition. Fifteen dead dolphins have washed up…