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Letter to the Editor: Dolphin Dies After Beaching in Ocean City

Dolphin beachings and deaths will increase along the East Coast if proposed seismic airgun testing is permitted in the Atlantic Ocean l Photo: © OCEANA / Soledad Esnaola


To the editor:

 This letter is in response to the July 24 article titled, “Dolphin dies after beaching in Ocean City.”

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Study Shows: Coastal States Failing to Protect Their Waters

Pacific threadfins in a Hawaiian fishery, courtesy of NOAA


Saturday was World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate the many ways the oceans benefit our lives. These benefits are most obvious to residents of our coastal states, who can regularly enjoy beach outings, fresh seafood, marine life sightings, and an economy that is greatly boosted by tourism. In fact, of the lower 48 states, 35% of the Gross Domestic Product comes from coastal counties alone!

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