Institute for Marine Mammal Studies veterinary technician Wendy Hatchett photographs a dead bottlenose dolphin that was found on Ono Island, Ala., and brought for examination to Gulfport, Miss., ... more 
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies veterinary technician Wendy Hatchett photographs a dead bottlenose dolphin that was found on Ono Island, Ala., and brought for examination to Gulfport, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. Researchers say that more than a dozen young dolphins, either aborted before they reached maturity or dead soon after birth, have been collected along the Gulf Coast in the past two weeks -- about 10 times the normal number for the first two months of the year. Samples have been sent for testing to see whether the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a factor in their deaths. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Patrick Semansky
Tue, Feb 22, 2011 6:26 PM EST