Check out the captivating footage of our most recent stranding response HERE, which involved a live Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) with significant shark bite wounds. The animal was triaged on-site per instruction by our veterinarian, but had unfortunately deceased shortly after stranding. The animal was immediately transported to the University of Florida for a full post-mortem examination, referred to as a necropsy. These examinations can further our understanding on cause of stranding/death, as well as life history, physiology, diseases, and more. Ultimately, this information can contribute to the conservation of these animals. Thanks to all who were involved in this response!
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