The Stranding Mystery

Why are dolphins stranding on Cape Cod beaches?

Evolution: fish walking out of the water

When I hear about strandings, my imagination seems to take me to the evolutionary image of sea animals turning into land animals.  I have a cartoon in my mind of fish “walking” out of the water.  Are these dolphins trying to leave the ocean for land?  I guess not… 

Close to 200 dolphins have become stranded along the beaches of Cape Cod Bay this winter in what is turning out to be the largest ever mass standing for the area. Continue reading