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Dolphin in Australia is found wearing a shirt

Posted on Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 | Comment icon 7 comments

How did this dolphin end up wearing a shirt ? Image Credit: Facebook / Department of Parks and Wildlife
Wildlife officials are investigating reports of a dolphin that was spotted wearing some sort of garment.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife was first alerted to the peculiar incident by the Dolphin Discovery Center after a member of the public took photographs of the animal.

It was spotted around Koombana Bay, Bunbury with what looked like a shirt wrapped around its body and dorsal fin. It remains unclear how it ended up with the item of clothing however officials have been treating the case as suspicious and believe that someone put it on the animal deliberately.

The sighting is of concern because the shirt could ultimately cause the dolphin to suffocate.

Interfering with marine mammals in this way is also illegal and can fetch up to a $4000 fine.

Source: News.com.au | Comments (7)

Tags: Dolphin, Shirt

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Still Waters on 31 January, 2017, 20:38
Looking at the picture it's hard to tell what that is the dolphin is wearing, the material looks a bit heavy almost like canvas. I hope they can locate the dolphin and remove whatever it is, poor thing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by LV-426 on 31 January, 2017, 22:30
Agreed. On a lighter note though, if it turns out to be a Led Zeppelin T-shirt, I'm officially stating right now that it is the coolest aquatic mammal on the planet... not that it wasn't already
Comment icon #3 Posted by Kismit on 31 January, 2017, 23:20
I wonder if someone used the material to keep it wet during a stranding.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sundew on 1 February, 2017, 13:15
It's what all the best dressed dolphins are wearing this year.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Astral Hillbilly on 1 February, 2017, 20:04
It looks a little like wet suit material.
Comment icon #6 Posted by qxcontinuum on 3 February, 2017, 3:24
maybe was wounded and someone placed it to stoop the bleeding
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hawkin on 6 February, 2017, 17:14
I bet it's a Miami Dolphins T shirt.

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