Novel skin disease in dolphins linked to climate change: Study

by Health | 19-12-2020 | 451 views

Scientists at The Marine Mammal Center identified a novel skin disease in dolphins that is linked to climate change. Due to decreased water salinity brought upon by climate change, the dolphins develop patchy and raised skin lesions across their bodies. The deadly skin disease was first noted on approximately 40 bottlenose dolphins near New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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