Saturday, November 08, 2008

Rescued dolphin dies!

A dolphin calf found in kelp beds off the La Jolla coast has died while being transported to the animal rescue center at SeaWorld.

San Diego Lifeguards Lt. John Greenhalgh says a boater reported seeing a whale in distress Saturday morning. Lifeguards found a young Risso's dolphin and brought it by boat to Sea World. The dolphin was dead on arrival at the theme park.

A necropsy may be performed to determine the cause of death.

Risso's dolphins are one of the larger members of the dolphin family.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,

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