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11 More Dolphins Found Stranded In Wellfleet

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Rescuers responded on Tuesday to another mass dolphin stranding off Cape Cod.

Michael Boothe, of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said 11 dolphins beached themselves in a muddy area of Wellfleet Tuesday morning, just as the tide began to rise.

"They did find the dolphins in a very remote and inaccessible area almost a mile from land," Boothe said. "It's really deep inside Wellfleet Harbor. It's a common place for dolphins to strand themselves."

One dolphin died, but rescuers say they're optimistic they can save the other 10.

A total of 177 dolphins have been stranded off the Cape in the past month.

This article was originally published on February 14, 2012.

This program aired on February 14, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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