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Dolphins exposed to ‘cocktail of pollutants’ in English Channel

Dolphins exposed to ‘cocktail of pollutants’ in English Channel

Science
Dolphins living in the English Channel are exposed to a "cocktail of pollutants", say scientists.A study found some of the highest recorded levels of toxic chemicals and mercury in the bodies of bottlenose dolphins off the French coast.Researchers say more needs to be done to tackle the "invisible" problem of lingering pollutants in the oceans.The Channel is home to one of the last remaining large European populations of bottlenose dolphins.Researchers took tissue samples from more than 80 dolphins living in waters off Normandy and Brittany. They found high concentrations of mercury in skin and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in blubber.Other industrial chemicals, such as dioxins and pesticides, were also found in blubber samples, which together may a...
Josh Rosen’s stock rises as Dolphins beat Jaguars

Josh Rosen’s stock rises as Dolphins beat Jaguars

Sports
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defenders jostled the Miami Dolphins' offensive line and heckled Josh Rosen as he scanned the field for open teammates. Rosen hurdled over the pressure and continued to buy time, before firing a precise 39-yard pass downfield for a first down. That was just one of the spectacular sequences showcasing Rosen's talent during the Dolphins' 22-7 win against the Jaguars Thursday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The Dolphins started Ryan Fitzpatrick and kept him in the game until bringing in Rosen in the third quarter. Rosen -- who is competing with Fitzpatrick for the starting job -- had the field goal at his back as he took over on the Dolphins' 1-yard-line. He was able to use his pocket presence and agility to escape pressure a...
More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February

More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February

Science
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are investigating why bottlenose dolphins are stranding themselves at an unusually high rate in the Northern Gulf of Mexico this year Excessive freshwater in the gulf from the Mississippi River flooding could be to blame. More than 260 dolphins have stranded themselves across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle since the beginning of February, which is approximately three-times higher than the historical average, NOAA said. A Mississippi scientist said the spillway opening is at least partly to blame for 126 dolphin deaths across Mississippi's coastline, CBS News reports. These strandings prompted the declaration of an unusual mortality event. or UME. Unusual mortality events are defined as "a stra...
Ryan Fitzpatrick outplays Josh Rosen at Miami Dolphins minicamp

Ryan Fitzpatrick outplays Josh Rosen at Miami Dolphins minicamp

Sports
DAVIE, June 5 (UPI) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to outperform Josh Rosen in the Miami Dolphins' quarterback competition, with his latest showing including a three touchdown day at mandatory minicamp. Both quarterbacks took the field at a practice session closed to the public, but available to the media, on Wednesday at the team's training facility in Davie, Fla. The newest edition of the duel came after coach Brian Flores addressed reporters, saying that "everything counts" when it comes to the competition. Flores said the team will not put most of the weight of the battle into preseason games, increasing the significance of the quarterback performances in OTAs, minicamp and training camp. "It's so early that until we really get into the nitty-gritty of training camp and the preseason,...
Dolphins safety Reshad Jones says he can’t control trade speculation

Dolphins safety Reshad Jones says he can’t control trade speculation

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DAVIE, June 4 (UPI) -- Trade rumors swirled around Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones after he didn't show up for OTAs, but the two-time Pro Bowl selection says he can only "control what I can control." Jones attended the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday in Davie, Fla., despite speculation that he would be a no-show. The Dolphins have a wealth of talent at safety and are working in a rotation of other players at the position, including cornerback Bobby McCain and the versatile 2018 first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick. Coach Brian Flores has said he wants multiple players taking reps at the safety spots, opposite starter T.J. McDonald. Jones started 13 games at safety for the Dolphins in 2018. The depth -- and Jones' $ 17.1 million cap hit this season -- led to the speculation that...