NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A deceased dolphin was found on the beach in Ocean View Thursday morning.
Linda Chandler with the Virginia Aquarium told WAVY.com the female dolphin was somewhat decomposed when she was found. The dolphin was probably a juvenile, meaning not yet sexually mature, but was not a baby.
It is normal for dead animals to wash ashore. A necropsy will be performed on the dolphin Friday to determine her cause of death.
Each year, the stranding team picks up about 100 mammals each year, most of which are bottlenose dolphins. 90 percent of those are deceased when found, Chandler said.
This is the second dead dolphin found on an Ocean View beach in less than a week. Chandler said this is just a coincidence.
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