Sunday, 26 July 2009

Gulf World's Baby Dolphin Dies Suddenly

A male Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin who was born on July 21 at Gulf World Marine Park has died, park officials said Wednesday. It is unclear what caused the animal's death, park officials said in a news release.

Sandy, a 24 year-old Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin gave birth after a 12-month gestational period. The mother and calf were being housed with Luna, the mother’s 4 year-old daughter, and another young female Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin named Indy.

A necropsy will be performed today to hopefully learn more about the untimely death, officials said in a news release.

SOURCE: http://www.newsherald.com/news/dolphin-76209-park-bottlenose.html

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