More common dolphins have washed up dead on France's Atlantic Coast since January than in all of 2017 or 2018. Scientists blame fishing. Fishermen are pushing back. Elian Peltier and Andrea Mantovani of The New York Times report.

At dawn on a recent Saturday, the crew of the fishing trawler L'Arlequin II pulled their cone-shaped net up from the Bay of Biscay, and found the usual catch crammed into the bottom: hundreds of bass.

And the bodies of two dead dolphins.

Such scenes have become far too common: A record 1,200 dolphins have washed up on France's Atlantic coast since

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