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46-foot whale stranded during low tide near Lewes

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines

A 46-foot finback whale got caught in low tide near Lewes. Photo by Cape Water Tours and Taxi   Lewes gets many different visitors during the summer, but this one may be the largest. A 46-foot fin whale was stranded inside the breakwater near the East End Lighthouse on Thursday morning, due to the low tide. Captain David Green with …

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State says it’s now OK to use bird feeders and baths

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Blue Jays are among the birds being affected by a mysterious illness.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control say the number of songbirds who were dying from a mystery illness has gone down enough that residents can go back to using bird baths and feeders. The state on June 10 asked people to stop using the …

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West Nile virus found in Delaware chickens infected by mosquitoes

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

West Nile virus has been found in Delaware chickens, infected by mosquitoes.   West Nile virus has popped up in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday. The state routinely tests some chickens for mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile virus and  Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Both can make people sick and, in a few cases, …

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Rabid skunk caught in Newark; 2 being treated for exposure

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state Public Health department is warning people in a certain section of Newark about a rabid skunk. Photo by Bryan Padron/Unsplash   Two people whose dog found and killed a rabid skunk in their backyard are being treated for possible exposure to rabies. The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising people who live or spend time in the …