18 May 2013

Young bottlenose dolphin stranded

This juvenile bottlenose dolphin was found stranded after a storm on the beach of Galveston Island, Texas, in March 2012. It was a cold, windy and greyish morning – the only bright colour a blood spot on the tip of the dolphin's lower jaw. Seagulls had left a few beak marks around the exposed eye. I took this desolate photo and Silvia reported the position to the local stranding network. On the following day there was no trace of the animal.

(Photo by G. Bearzi)

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