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Officials puzzled by dolphin deaths


Posted on Wednesday, 21 November, 2012 | Comment icon  comments | News tip by: Hilander


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Dolphins have been washing up along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds and mutilations.

Officials are currently investigating the discovery of several dolphins exhibiting these injuries over the last few months. Several of them appear to have had their fins and jaws removed in what appear to be deliberate attacks on the animals. "It's very sad to think that anyone could do that to any animal," said NOAA marine scientist Erin Fougeres. "There have been some obviously intentional cases."

Fisherman, wildlife agents and beach-goers are being asked to keep an eye out for anything suspicious. "We have to do a necropsy on the animal and collect tissue samples to try to determine whether or not the injury was pre-or post-mortem," said Fougeres.

"Over the past several months, dolphins have washed ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked off fins, and federal officials said they are looking into the mysterious deaths."

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