Balearic dolphin deaths hint at ecosystems in danger

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AN average of 33 cetaceans are found every year dead or dying on the coasts of the Balearic Islands.

The is an indicator of the state of marine ecosystems and the influence of human activity, which degrades natural habitats, such as increased marine traffic, chemical and acoustic contamination, and excessive fishing, according to the Environmental Council’s Service for Species’ Protection which has been tracking cetaceans since 1993.  

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