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Pregnant Dolphin and Calf Illegally Shot and Killed, NOAA Investigating

Pregnant Dolphin and Calf Illegally Shot and Killed, NOAA Investigating

Any information is being sought regarding the death of a pregnant dolphin, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

An investigation has ensued into the cause of death of a bottlenose dolphin whose body was found on the beach of Waveland, Mississippi.

The NOAA said after a necropsy was administered, it was discovered the dolphin died of a gunshot wound. It was also discovered that the dolphin was pregnant, and the unborn calf died as a result of the mother succumbing to its injury.

The dolphin’s carcass was discovered in late April and placed in a freezer by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies to further investigate what transpired to lead to its death by gunshot.

According to the NOAA, a small caliber bullet was lodged in the mammal’s lung but as of July 24, 2018, that is the only information it has gathered.

Now NOAA officials are asking for anyone with information pertaining to the death of the dolphin come forward.

If you know the names of these suspects.

Send us a Tip at: [email protected] or

Call us at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or

Text us at (408) 355-0999

For an immediate sighting, please dial 9-1-1

Si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

Por favor envia un correo electrónico a [email protected]

o llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448)

o envia un texto en su celular (408) 355-0999

Si usted ve esta persona en este momento, llame al 9-1-1

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