A virus that has killed nearly 800 dolphins shows up in four whales Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   

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A virus that has killed nearly 800 dolphins has now shown up in four whales, which washed ashore off the East Coast of America.

Government marine experts are working to determine whether the virus - cetacean morbillivirus - was responsible for the deaths.

If proven, the development would be of major concern to the global whale population, judging by the amount of dolphins the virus continues to kill.


Three humpback whales - which are listed as an endangered species - and one pygmy sperm whale have stranded since July 1.

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