Saturday, January 05, 2008

Dolphin's carcass found on roof

The National Marine Fisheries Service is investigating a dolphin carcass found atop a home in Ventnor.

The resident of the home on the first block of Martindale Avenue told investigators that he found the dolphin dead on the beach about two years ago and brought it home, according to a preliminary report.

The name of the man was not available.

A local restaurant called authorities to the area due to the smell. Local police officers, along with representatives from the NMFS and the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife responded Dec. 12. The dolphin's remains - which apparently consisted of the head and spine - were found on the roof of the home.

A report is expected to be released next week.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"