~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 30 Jan 98 13:05:00 GMT From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Beached Dolphins Die at Cape C Beached Dolphins Die at Cape Cod WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) -- Dozens of white-sided dolphins that may have been forced ashore by stormy seas and high tides have died at Cape Cod. By late Thursday, at least 35 animals had been euthanized or died of exposure on the beaches, said David Wiley, a scientist with the International Wildlife Coalition. More stranded dolphins were expected to be found today. The dolphins, which usually swim in large groups, may have been driven ashore by unusually high tides caused by a new moon and stormy coastal weather, said Sue Knapp, a spokeswoman for the New England Aquarium. Rescue workers were called to Wellfleet early Thursday to assist four stranded dolphins, and volunteers eventually herded about 20 animals back out to sea. But through the day, beached dolphins were spotted across the cape, and rescuers from the aquarium, the Center for Coastal Studies and the coalition rushed to help. Veterinarians in inflatable boats euthanized other dolphins in Brewster and Eastham after determining that the animals were too sick to be saved, Knapp said.