Monday, January 16, 2006

Dead dolphin discovered on beach

A dolphin has been found dead on a Grand Strand beach.People walking along the beach found the body of the bottle-nosed dolphin Friday evening.North Myrtle Beach animal control officer Jerry Gordon says it is unusual to find dolphins this far north during the winter.

Wildlife biologists plan to study tissue samples from the dolphin to determine how it died.Gordon says the dolphin had no visible injuries and didn't appear to have died from interacting with humans.Another dolphin that had washed ashore near the same area this past fall was wrapped in fishing gear.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"