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Dolphins Reveal the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

Bottlenose dolphins keep ocean life in check and can inform researchers on the health of a marine ecosystem.

By Erin BergeAug 24, 2022 2:30 PM
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While many find joy in seeing bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates) jump and swim in pods of hundreds in coastal environments, researchers turn to them for insight into the health of the ocean.  

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