Cape Dolphin Strandings Largest Ever In Region

WELLFLEET (CBS) – Animal rescue crews are now dealing with the largest mass stranding on record for the northeastern part of the U.S.

Crews have discovered 177 dolphins stranded on Cape Cod since mid-January.

Of those, 106 were found dead, 71 were found alive, and 53 of those found alive were able to be released into the ocean.

At the same time, according to the Cape Cod Times, one of the biggest sources for funding marine mammal rescues may be going away.

The Prescott Grant Program from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be cut in the new federal budget and would be replaced by a network of private donations, the paper reports.

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  1. gramps says:

    President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2013, acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank said funding for marine mammal rescue — known as the Prescott Grant Program — is one of several grant programs the Obama administration would eliminate from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

    Expanding on Blank’s comments, David Miller, NOAA’s deputy director of communications and external affairs, said Tuesday via email, “NOAA is proposing to eliminate the Prescott Grant Program as part of the administration’s efforts to find efficiencies and savings throughout the federal budget.”……In a later statement, Miller said funding for marine mammal stranding would “operate through private funding.”

    No further details were available on how these donations would be coordinated.

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120215/NEWS/202150339

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Will ‘Dolphin’ become part of the ‘Federal School Lunch’ program?

    gramps

  2. 1stackmack says:

    fish & chips gramps

  3. web says:

    this story is so sad.

  4. emom says:

    BLAME BARACK HUSSIEN OSAMA BIN LADEN THIS IS ALL HIS FAULT ALONG WITH THAT CHIMP DEVAL PATRICK MC DO NOTHING IF THEY JUST WOULD GET OUT OF OUR BUSINESS THIS WOULDNT HAPPEN LOWER TAXES KICK OUT THE MEXICANS AND SAVE MY FRAGILE CHILDREN FROM THE REAL WORLD DOLPHINS ARE A MENACE TO SOCIETY SEND THEM TO THE GASS CHAMBER!!!

  5. oceanhead2 says:

    Look for submarine warfare testing news in the near future.

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