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Picture Caption from Time: Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, Uruguay. The dolphin, which was found on the beach in the city four days ago, is recovering at the reserve from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net.
Many mysteries that appear to characterize the apocalyptic subtext of our times are often cryptic clues to how the world is changing as a result of technological innovation. Why are whole colonies of honeybees dying amid reports of colony collapse disorder? Cell phones. Why are dolphins and whales beaching themselves in record numbers? A new report out states that the animals who weirdly swim into fishing nets, or swim ashore, usually to their deaths, are often deaf or partly deaf.