FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Two Atlantic spotted dolphins are dead after becoming stranded on Fort Myers Beach.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the aquatic mammals were found early Thursday morning. One dolphin — a younger male — was already dead by the time experts arrived. Officials say an older female was later euthanized because she was having seizures and was in poor condition.
Officials were taking both carcasses to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota for a necropsy.
FWC officials flew over the area where the two dolphins were beached but didn't find any more stranded dolphins.