Dolphin Washes Up on Jones Beach, Dies | NBC New York

Dolphin Washes Up on Jones Beach, Dies

Rescuers tried to get the sick dolphin back to their facility in Riverhead, but it died en route



    (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013)

    A sick dolphin washed up on Jones Beach and died while being transported to a rescue center on Long Island Tuesday, officials say. 

    The 9-foot male bottlenose dolphin was discovered on the beach at about 12:30 p.m. Workers from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation responded, and the dolphin died en route to Riverhead, at about 3 p.m., officials from the center said. 

    A necropsy will be performed on the dolphin at the Riverhead Foundation. Officials said there were external parasites on the tail on dolphin, indicating it had been debilitated or sick for a long time.

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