Saturday, September 01, 2007

Rescued dolphin had to be euthanized

Beachgoers, lifeguards, and marine biologists tried to save a Risso's dolphin. The 6 and a half footer washed up around 2:30 on the 11th Street beach in Ocean City.

Normally, this type of dolphin lives in the ocean about a hundred miles offshore.

The dolphin resisted efforts to get it back into the ocean. Then, during transport by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the creature went into convulsions and had to be euthanized.

A sad end to a valiant rescue effort today in Ocean City.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"