8 Dolphins Die After Being Stranded on Jersey Shore

A pod of eight dolphins are dead after a mass stranding in Sea Isle City on the Jersey Shore on Tuesday.

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Two of the dolphins were already dead when the Marine Mammal Stranding Center veterinarian arrived, while the other six were treated before dying.

“Their conditions were rapidly deteriorating,” the MMSC said in a statement on social media. “The decision was made to humanely euthanize the dolphins to prevent further suffering, as returning them to the ocean would have only prolonged their inevitable death.”

Dolphins Die After Being Stranded on Jersey Shore

Authorities are investigating on what may have caused the deaths. Beach-goers attempted to keep the dolphins alive by pouring buckets of water on them.

“All eight dolphins have been transported to the NJ State Lab for immediate necropsies,” the MMSC said. “We share in the public’s sorrow for these beautiful animals, and hope that the necropsies will help us understand the reason for their stranding.”

There has been a notable uptick in dolphins and whales washing to shore in recent months. In January, a 35-foot-long humpback whale was found dead on Lido Beach.

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