The number of dead humpback whales washed up on the East Coast this year is double the average.

Dolphin virus turns up in four dead whales

Hundreds of bottlenose dolphins have died from a virus that might turn up in whales as well. (Chris O'Meara/AP)The virus that has killed nearly 800 bottlenose dolphins off the East Coast has turned up in four whales that have washed ashore, a potentially troubling development if it is shown to be the cause of their deaths, a government marine expert said Thursday.But it is too early to know whether cetacean morbillivirus killed three humpback whales and one pygmy sperm whale ...

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