- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a stranded dolphin that was rescued in Panama City Beach last year has died unexpectedly.

The Gulf World Marine Park said in a statement Thursday that the bottlenose dolphin named Halo passed away Monday at the park.

Officials say a necropsy found Halo died of hydrocephalus, which is fluid in the brain. They say the condition was also most likely the cause of her stranding in June 2015 on the beach, where she was found.

Halo received months of rehabilitation and was deemed non-releasable in February due to hearing loss and mother dependency.

For the last several months, she lived alongside dolphins at Gulf World, where park officials say she was “thriving with training and well socialized with the other dolphins.”



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