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What Caused the UK's Largest Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Mass Stranding Event?

  • Paul D. Jepson mail,

    paul.jepson@ioz.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Robert Deaville,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse,

    Affiliation: Unit for Basic and Applied Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico

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  • James Barnett,

    Affiliation: Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency Truro, Polwhele, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew Brownlow,

    Affiliation: Scottish Agricultural College, Inverness, United Kingdom

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  • Robert L. Brownell Jr.,

    Affiliation: NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Pacific Grove, California, United States of America

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  • Frances C. Clare,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nick Davison,

    Affiliations: Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency Truro, Polwhele, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom, Scottish Agricultural College, Inverness, United Kingdom

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  • Robin J. Law,

    Affiliation: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, United Kingdom

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  • Jan Loveridge,

    Affiliation: Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, United Kingdom

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  • Shaheed K. Macgregor,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Steven Morris,

    Affiliation: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

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  • Sinéad Murphy,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rod Penrose,

    Affiliation: Marine Environmental Monitoring, Penwalk, Llechryd, Cardigan, Ceredigion, United Kingdom

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  • Matthew W. Perkins,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Eunice Pinn,

    Affiliation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Henrike Seibel,

    Affiliation: Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Büsum, Germany

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  • Ursula Siebert,

    Affiliation: Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Büsum, Germany

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  • Eva Sierra,

    Affiliation: Histology and Pathology Unit, Institute for Animal Health, Veterinary School Montana Cardones-Arucas, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria-Spain

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  • Victor Simpson,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Veterinary Investigation Centre, Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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  • Mark L. Tasker,

    Affiliation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • Nick Tregenza,

    Affiliation: Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew A. Cunningham,

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, United Kingdom

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  • Antonio Fernández

    Affiliation: Histology and Pathology Unit, Institute for Animal Health, Veterinary School Montana Cardones-Arucas, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria-Spain

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  • Published: April 30, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060953

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 May 2013 at 16:11 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Mail-Online
Title: “Navy sonar 'did cause mass dolphin deaths' say scientists who blame war games exercise off Cornish coast for strandings | Mail Online”
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Title: “Death and Denial | Michael Jasny's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC”
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Publication: Daily-Mail-Online
Title: “Navy sonar 'did cause mass dolphin deaths' say scientists who blame war games exercise off Cornish coast for strandings | Mail Online”
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Publication: For-Argyll
Title: “Argyll News: 4 year scientific investigation indicates navy's sonar devices caused 2008 mass dolphin stranding and deaths | For Argyll”
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