July 23, 2018

Aquarium holds annual dolphin count

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Volunteers along Virginia’s coast will be gazing out to sea for the annual dolphin count sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team.

The 19th edition of the count will see volunteers posted Saturday at observation posts along beaches of the lower Chesapeake Bay and southern Virginia coastline.

The count is intended to give aquarium researchers an idea of the abundance of dolphins in waters off Virginia. It also provides a glimpse of dolphin distribution, identifying areas where they are most concentrated.

The aquarium said state and federal agencies have used the annual count when considering projects that

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