JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - A dolphin died after washing up on Jacksonville Beach on Friday morning.
After it washed up about 8 a.m. near 18th Street North, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists went to the beach. They said a necropsy was done to see why the dolphin died.
The virus was cited in the deaths of 61 dolphins in northeast Florida last year and more than a dozen so far this year.
The last outbreak of the virus was in the late 1980s. Officials said this one is worse.
If you see a dead or distressed dolphin, call 1-888-404-3922.
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