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Dead Dolphin Found at Hollywood Beach Near Michigan Street -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.Com


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Raffi
- 3594 days ago - sun-sentinel.com
A dead bottlenose dolphin that was bitten by a shark and a decomposed alligator possibly dumped in a canal were found on a mile-long stretch of Hollywood beach this morning. The dolphin was found about 6 a.m. by beach maintenance officials on the



   

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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Thursday September 17, 2009, 1:39 pm
HOLLYWOOD - A dead bottlenose dolphin that was bitten by a shark and a decomposed alligator possibly dumped in a canal were found on a mile-long stretch of Hollywood beach this morning.
Dead dolphin, alligator found on Hollywood beach

By Rachel Hatzipanagos South Florida Sun Sentinel

The dolphin was found about 6 a.m. by beach maintenance officials on the coast between Michigan and Buchanan streets, city spokeswoman Raelin Storey said.

The 7-foot mammal was moved to a nearby sandy lot, and officials alerted police and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

About an hour later, maintenance workers found a badly decomposed alligator carcass on the beach near Lee Street less than a mile away, Storey said.

"It looks like someone got the alligator meat from it and then dumped the body in the canal," Storey said.

Laura Dias, a biologist with the Marine Animal Rescue Society, a not-for-profit organization in Miami, collected samples from the dolphin to determine how it died. She said there were shark bites on the body, but it wasn't known whether they occurred before or after the dolphin died.

The results of a necropsy on the dolphin were not available.

The animals are just the latest wildlife encounter reported on the beach. In August, a stranded beaked whale and its calf were spotted off the shore near Garfield Street. The pair later died.
 

Nan B (62)
Thursday September 17, 2009, 11:22 pm
I feel so bad for our finned friend..
Thanks Rafael
 

. (0)
Friday September 18, 2009, 10:43 am
what is happening to these beautiful animal's it seem's that they doin't have much of a chance anymore that is for sure,very sad.
 

Barb Knight (1678)
Friday September 18, 2009, 12:23 pm
Why can't our finned-friends and gator-friends live a normal, peaceful, existence? Manitoba....this is so sad. Thnx Cher. ;(
 

rose s (239)
Friday September 18, 2009, 7:22 pm
There is some strange phenom. that the temperature of the water along the east coast risen (between Florida and Bermuda) by 1 degree may have caused this tragedy.Other areas are experiencing dead fishes on the shores.Check it out.But to see our lovable dolphins fall victim to this weather aberration is sad and upsetting.
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 7:16 am
Our animals are in constant danger because we humans are here! No, not we humans, we care. It is people that are here and doing this to nature! If nature has caused this tradegy, then I can understand fairly well.
 
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