Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dolphin's carcass was decapitated!

It's been a sad week for our marine friends.

Someone has decapitated a dolphin carcass at Ballina.

And a distressed, though still living, fur seal pup has washed up near Byron Bay.

The carcass of the bottlenose dolphin washed up on Patchs Beach south of Ballina.

By the time Christine Fury, from Southern Cross University, arrived to collect it for research, its head had been removed.

Although the dolphin was reported to have died before it washed up on the beach, experts and the National Parks and Wildlife Service thought it important a necropsy be performed to identify the animals cause of death, National Parks and Wildlife Service ranger Liz Dargin said.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"