Dolphins are aquatic mammals having a smile on the face. Almost everyone loves them because of their body shape, talent, and closer relationship with the human. But can you believe people are putting at risk their favorite sea animal?
Few dolphins were founded with a terrible skin disease that almost killing them off. Scientists have discovered it as a result of climate change. As their findings, this infection started in 2005 where Hurricane Katrina occurred in the USA. After 2005, marine biologists started finding a considerable amount of sick dolphins all over the world.
Extreme weather events such as floods, hurricanes, and other storms dump massive amounts of freshwater into saltwater systems. It changes the quality of water while causing skin disease for those exposed to the water for a long time. At firstly, skin becomes patchy and discolored, and later on, it spread 70% of the animal body. Then the Fungus, bacteria, and algae started to growing and scholars shows that it was equivalent to third-degree burns in the human body.
“The breaks in the skin cause the dolphin to lose vital ions and proteins from their bodies; it kills them because it causes electrolyte disruptions in their bloodstream, and they ultimately end up with organ failure.” explained veterinary pathologist Nahiid Stephens from Murdoch University in Australia.
It is a tragic cause the world will lose this friend if this happens continuously. So it’s not the US; it’s about ME to protect them as the way we protect our loved ones.
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