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Scientist concerned dolphin pod beaching itself repeatedly due to distress

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ST. GEORGES, N.L. - A research scientist in western Newfoundland says several dolphins could be beaching themselves because they're in distress.

Jack Lawson of the Fisheries Department says the animals have come ashore and become stranded in shallow water in Bay St. George's at least three times since the weekend.

Each time, they have been rescued by concerned citizens.

Lawson says repeated strandings usually indicate something is wrong.

He says the dolphins are evolved for cold water and can become heat stressed in shallow water, leading to a greater incidence of future strandings.

(VOCM)

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