N.L. woman discovers nine dead dolphins on pack ice near cabin

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Newfoundland woman says she was sickened at the sight of nine dead dolphins on the pack ice near her cabin on the province's eastern shoreline.
Ann Ralph says she found the dolphins last weekend when she arrived at her cabin in Sweet Bay, Bonavista Bay.
Ralph says several of the animals had serious injuries or chunks of flesh taken out of them.
She says the backs of their heads were "banged up" and speculated that scavenging animals had gotten to them.
Wayne Ledwell of with Whale Release and Strandings organization says such incidents are fairly common, adding that dolphins aren't built for navigating ice.
Ralph's discovery came about a week after a pod of dolphins was trapped in the harbour at Seal Cove, on the province's northern coast.

Organizations: Strandings organization

Geographic location: ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Sweet Bay Bonavista Bay Seal Cove

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