More Dolphins Stranded in Wellfleet in Herring River

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CapeCodOnline: Six dolphins are stranded this afternoon in the Herring River area of Wellfleet amid concerns for about 60 to 70 who are swimming around in Wellfleet Harbor.

According to Brian Sharp, stranding coordinator with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the six dolphins were stranded in the Herring River area of the town. IFAW rescuers are on the scene.

Staff members from the Wellfleet harbormaster’s office are keeping an eye on about 60 to 70 dolphins swimming in Wellfleet Harbor, Sharp said. They are concerned those dolphins may become in jeopardy.

Today’s strandings come on the heels of other strandings within the past week, including Saturday when about 30 dolphins were involved in what IFAW officials termed “one of the largest dolphin strandings in this area ever.” Officials found stranded dolphins in Dennis, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet.

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