Researchers study dead baby dolphins washed ashore in Mississippi

A crew of four from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies left the dock about 11 a.m. this morning for Horn Island, Miss., where four infant dolphins have washed up on the south side of the island.

That brings the total to 18 the number of infant or stillborn deaths with the birthing season still weeks away.

Two of the babies are male; the other two are unknown gender. One of the males found still had marks on his skin to indicate that he was not long out of the uterus. They all were small, no more than about 100 centimeters.

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