Dolphin Murder Mystery

Who is killing and mutilating dolphins on the Gulf Coast?
3:00 | 11/18/12

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wi a rash of violence targeting dolphins. The hunt is on for the attackers responsible for this, a string of disturbing dolphin attacks up and down the gulf coast. We responded to one dolphin from alabama that had its tail cut off. We're responding this morning to a dolphin on ship island with its lower jaw cut off and in the last week, we had one dolphin with a bullet hole in it. In response to noaa has issued a heads-up to officials putting them on alert for any more attacks on dolphins in waters off louisiana, mississippi and alabama. Usually thesemiling creatures are the gems of the ocean, the star attraction at marine parks around the world. And are believed to be the world's second most intelligent animal, which makes these horrific incidents incomprehensible. I think it's important that everybody understand it's not only cruel, but it's against the law. And a crime that comes with consequences. Fines up to $100,000 and a year in jail. And officials are asking anyone with any information that can help them to call their local authorities.

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