The Canadian PressMarch 17, 2014 12:30
PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. - A whale rescue expert says the area off southwestern Newfoundland where 30 or so white-beaked dolphins were spotted trapped in pack ice on the weekend is notorious for such strandings.
Wayne Ledwell, head of Whale Release and Strandings in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, N.L., said the dolphins were first spotted Sunday night near Cape Ray. By late Monday afternoon, all but three of the mammals had died, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans said.