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Feds Probing the Violent Deaths of Dolphins in Golf Coast
Posted By allan On November 26, 2012 @ 9:26 am In News Story | No Comments
Federal authorities are investigating the violent deaths of at least six bottlenose dolphins along the northern Gulf Coast this year, CNN reports .
The dolphins were shot and stabbed; in one case, jaw of one of the dolphins was cut off, according to CNN.
The Marine Mammal Protection Act makes it a crime to kill dolphins. Scofflaws face up to one year in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.
In an unrelated case, a man was convicted of throwing pipe bombs at dolphins.
“I can’t explain why anyone would shoot a dolphin,” Jeff Radonski, a Florida-based special agent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told CNN.
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