Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Disoriented' Dolphins Beach Themselves, Die, during Newfoundland Storm

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Disoriented' Dolphins Beach Themselves, Die, during Newfoundland Storm

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'Disoriented' dolphins beached during storm

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LEWISPORTE, N.L. - Seven dolphins were found dead Tuesday in a small Newfoundland fishing village, after beaching themselves during rough weather.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said the white-sided dolphins died at Boyd's Cove, 60 kilometres northwest of Gander in central Newfoundland, during the storm that pounded Atlantic Canada.

They did not appear to be sick, DFO said.

"They likely beached after becoming disoriented in storm conditions," DFO said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.

Delilah Perry said she spotted one dolphin, which she estimated to be nine feet long, on the beach behind her house at low tide.

"The water was really low and there's a lot of rocks out there, and the wind brought him in, and he landed just below my lawn," she said. …

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