Friday, December 01, 2006

Dolphin carcass discovered on Myrtle Beach

A dead dolphin was found this morning on the beach in North Myrtle Beach, officials said.

Police received a call at about 9:30 a.m. that someone had seen the 6-foot-long dolphin near 33rd Avenue North, according to a statement from North Myrtle Beach spokesman Brian Williamsen.
Biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will do a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

Every year, about 40 to 45 marine mammals wash ashore in South Carolina, according to information in the release from NOAA officials.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"