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5 dolphins are beached at tip of Cape Cod, 1 dead

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Marine wildlife officials say five common dolphins have beached at the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown.

One dolphin was already dead when rescuers arrived on the scene Thursday morning.

Michael Booth, a spokesman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, says his team is preparing to release the surviving dolphins into the water.

The dolphins were found on the flats off the intersection of Snail Road and Route 6A near the Harbor Hotel.

Booth says the team ran multiple tests on the surviving dolphins and says they are healthy, but some are underweight.

He says because of the unique landscape and tidal changes the area is a hotspot for marine strandings. Every year his team responds to quite a number of dolphin strandings in the area.