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Dolphin discovered deceased on beach with bullet wounds in its brain, spinal cord, and heart

A juvenile bottlenose dolphin was found shot to death with bullets in its brain, spinal cord, and heart in Louisiana. Authorities from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are offering a $20,000 reward for information on the culprit. The dolphin was found washed ashore on West Mae’s Beach and had clear signs of being shot by a firearm. The NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement is actively investigating the case and reminds the public that harming wild dolphins is prohibited under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Anyone with information should call the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at (800) 853-1964.


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