- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Federal authorities are looking for information on the death of a dolphin that died after being wounded by a hunting arrow.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said in a statement Monday that the attack on a dolphin in coastal Alabama is the second human-related dolphin death in the northern Gulf of Mexico in just over two weeks.

NOAA spokeswoman Kim Amendola says a necropsy shows the dolphin found in Alabama lived with an arrow in its side for at least five days before dying of an infection that was caused by the wound.

Officials are asking anyone with information on the case to call NOAA law enforcement in Niceville, Florida at 850-729-8628 or the NOAA enforcement hotline at 1-800-853-1964.


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