Early last week, a pod of 26 dolphins beached themselves in Cornwall, England ... and experts are suggesting that they've committed "mass suicide":
The dolphins that died after beaching in Cornwall had ingested debris and mud, leading one of the scientists who examined them to compare
their deaths to "mass suicide".
Vic Simpson, a pathologist who examined some of the 26 dead mammals, said today: "On the face of it, it looks like some sort of mass suicide - but the question is why? The dolphins had swallowed and inhaled big chunks of mud from the estuary. Their lungs and stomachs were full of it. That is very bizarre indeed."
Mass beaching of dolphins aren't new: last year, 152 dolphins washed up in Iran - there, the authorities blamed the deaths on fishing practice.