The findings represent the first time a highly pathogenic form of the virus

 which has devastated chicken populations this yr, has been detected in cetaceans.

 Scientists announced on Wednesday that a dolphin that died in March was infected with avian flu

A bottlenose dolphin found dead in a Florida canal this past spring tested nice for a extraordinarily virulent stress of chook flu,

A bottlenose dolphin found dead in a Florida canal this past spring tested nice for a extraordinarily virulent stress of chook flu,

The assertion got here every week after Swedish officers suggested that that they had located the identical form of avian influenza in a stranded porpoise.

His model of the virus, which has unfold extensively amongst North American and European birds, has affected an surprisingly vast array of species. 

But these findings represent the first two documented instances in cetaceans, a collection of marine mammals that consists of dolphins, porpoises and whales.