Monday, February 12, 2007

Rescued dolphin has sad fate

The dolphin, who was swimming in a circle near the docks, appeared to be sick. A center technician got in the water with the mammal to assess its condition.

Rescue technicians got the dolphin out of the water and into a marine mammal ambulance to see if it could be medically treated by a veterinarian. However, the mammal's condition continued to deteriorate and the decision was made to euthanize it.

Several tests will be done on the dolphin's remains. Officials are checking to see if it is related to any of the dolphins that were stranded off the New York coast in January. Several of those dolphins died as well.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"