Dolphins die during Navy training exercise off CA coast
- Xeni Jardin
- Mar 31, 2011
- Nature, News, Science
Three dolphins died earlier this month during a Navy training exercise using underwater explosives off the coast of San Diego, California. Marine mammal fatalities that can be directly attributed to military tests in that area are relatively rare. They were so-called “common dolphins,” an unglamorous name for one of the most beautiful creatures I have ever had the great fortune to be close to, out in the water on an observation boat.