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USCB students assist with necropsies

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

Three University of South Carolina Beaufort biology students are getting some real life experience participating in necropsies, or animal autopsies.

The three seniors helped the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration perform the necropsies of two pilot whales and one dolphin stranded last week.

The student took measurements of the animals and notes during the necropsies.

It is not yet clear what has caused the strandings or if the strandings are connected.

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