“We’ve seen a rash of these dolphin killings in the past six weeks or so. We’ve had animals with bullets, animals with their tail cut off. We heard earlier in September of a dolphin with a screwdriver in its head,” says Moby Solangi President for the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport.
Solangi tells me dolphins are pretty playful animals. They are known they are known for coming close to boats and swimming next to fishing vessels. He says their curiosity and friendliness is probably what gets them into trouble most of the time, but its no excuse for the violent acts against them.
“Someone has to be really deranged. First off it is cruel and illegal - a $100,000 fine and a one year jail sentence.”
Solangi says there are two $5,000 rewards for the individuals involved in these mutilations. Also, if you have any information regarding the mutilations or those responsible call the authorities.