2 dolphins were found dead in the United States of America with bullet and stab wounds.
One of the dolphins was discovered by biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in Naples, Florida, late last week.
The dead dolphin can be seen as fatally wounded by a bullet and a sharp object.
The second dolphin was discovered by experts with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge with a bullet on its left side.
The second dolphin was discovered along Pensacola Beach, Florida.
As of now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to a civil penalty or criminal conviction of the person or person that is responsible for either of the deaths of the dolphins.
According to the NOAA, 29 dolphins have been found stranded in the southeast of the country since the year 2002.
The 29 dolphins were shot by guns or arrows or were either impaled with objects such as fishing spears.
A spokesperson said, “Biologists believe these cases may stem from humans feeding wild dolphins. Dolphins fed by people learn to associate people and boats with food, which can put them in harmful situations.”
The spokesperson added, “Dolphins may suffer fatal impacts from boat strikes, entanglement in or ingestion of fishing gear, and acts of intentional harm like these. You can prevent harm to wild dolphins by not feeding or attempting to feed them.”
If you have any information about the recent killings of the dolphins, please contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement at 1-800-853-1964 and leave an anonymous tip.
As of now, the NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to the responsible person.