Deadly dolphin virus spreading to Indian River Lagoon

“We’re taking specific samples of these animals to look for the virus,” says Adam Schaefer, a scientist at Harbor Branch at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce. (Source: WPTV)


WPTV reports on a virus that’s killing bottlenose dolphins and is spreading to the Indian River Lagoon. Last month, 18 dolphins were found dead in Vero Beach and it could be linked to morbillivirus.

Infected dolphins can appear skinny, develop lesions and die.

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