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Why scientists are testing dolphins for coronavirus

Researchers are developing a SARS-CoV-2 test for whales and dolphins and plan to test seals and sea turtles, too. Testing marine mammals and turtles could reveal whether something unique in their immune system enables them to resist pathogens, and the findings could contribute to human medicine, say Mystic Aquarium neuroimmunologist Tracy Romano and veterinary scientist Allison Tuttle.

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