The winter months have apparently killed and washed ashore more than 25 dolphins. These dead dolphins were found on the Texas coast over the last two weeks, according to a rescue group. Among these dolphins are some, who were very young with umbilical cords, still attached!
These young ones seem to be either stillborn or separated from other dolphins just after birth, officials said. It is along the Galveston County coastline, at least 17 of the bottlenose dolphins washed ashore last week, the state operations coordinator for the Galveston-based Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Heidi Watts informed.
Since, bottlenose dolphins, with lifespan of 30 to 40 years, inhabit warm seas throughout the world, it is predicted that their illness too to their toll after reaction to colder water from the winter months, according to Watts.