Death of Beached Dolphin Unrelated to Galveston Bay Oil Spill

After a dead dolphin washed ashore on Padre Island Monday, there were concerns that its death was caused by the recent oil spill in the Galveston Bay; but experts say the dolphin died of natural causes.

According to the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, it is believed that the dolphin was suffering from a lung condition. A necropsy shoed the mammal was oil free.


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