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Longboat Key Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 4 years ago

Two dead dolphins found on LBK

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor

Two dead dolphins have washed up on Longboat Key in the past two days, according to Hayley Rutger, Mote Marine Laboratory public relations specialist.

The first incident involved a bottlenose dolphin that was found yesterday. The second incident occurred this morning when a rough-toothed dolphin was discovered. Mote’s Stranding Investigation Program responded to both incidents. Officials do not believe the deaths are weather-related, Rutger said.

To report a stranded dolphin, whale, manatee or sea turtle, call the Stranding Investigation Program’s 24-hour pager at 988-0212.

Contact Robin Hartill at [email protected].

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