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Tragic Discovery: Stranded, Deceased Adult Dolphin, And Ailing Calf Who Had To Be Euthanized

Sandy Hook, NJ – Last week, a tragic discovery was made in Sandy Hook Bay. According to theΒ  Marine Mammal Stranding Center, officials were called out last Wednesday after receiving reports that two dolphins were stranded near the Naval Weapons Station Earle.

The dolphins were stranded on a sandbar approximately 150 feet from the pier; one dolphin was deceased and the other was clinging to life. A rescue team was able to reach the young dolphin and rush it to a veterinarian for care. In a release, the agency said:

After a veterinary exam it was determined that the young dolphin was in an extremely weakened condition and could not survive. The decision was made to humanely euthanize the animal to prevent any further suffering. Due to the animal’s small size, the Animal Health Diagnostic Lab (NJAHDL), New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture in Trenton had room to accept this dolphin for necropsy.

By Wednesday evening, the mature dolphin washed ashore. According to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the dolphin will be buried at the scene.

(Image via Marine Mammal Stranding Center Facebook page)

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  1. this is happening all along the Jersey coast. This is being caused by wind energy sonar exploring for the windmills

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  2. This just breaks my heart πŸ’” i love πŸ’• dolphins may both the dolphins now be at peace πŸ•ŠοΈβœŒοΈ they are now πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ angels and are together πŸ’“ in heaven flying πŸͺ½ over the rain 🌧️ 🌈 bridge πŸŒ‰.

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  3. RIP beautiful baby dolphins.. hoping and praying πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ that there is no more dolphins or any other animals that are found like this, and if they are hoping that they can be saved.

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