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Commissioned by the IUCN Species Survival Commission to serve as a first response for wildlife health concerns across the world.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center has released a bulletin on the ongoing sea star die-off seen on the Western coast of the United States.
Dolphin mortality has been reported along the Northern Peruvian coast (over roughly a 200km area around Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad regions) since January 2012. Species affected are Delphinus capensis and Phocoena spinipinnis. Isolated reports also mention Tursiops truncatus.