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13 Dolphins Beach On Cape Cod, 2 Die

An animal welfare organization says 13 dolphins have been found stranded on a Cape Cod beach but only 11 of them survived.

Kerry Branon of the International Fund for Animal Welfare says the common dolphins were found on First Encounter Beach in Eastham on Wednesday afternoon.

She tells the Cape Cod Times the surviving dolphins were given blood tests and evaluated to determine their health. They were tagged, and released late Wednesday night at Herring Cove in Provincetown.

The dolphins were a mix of ages and sexes and weighed between 175 and 250 pounds.

The cause of the beaching could not be determined.

This program aired on September 1, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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