A dead dolphin has washed up on the shores of Orange Beach, Alabama after being fatally shot with a hunting arrow. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the dolphin appears to have survived for around five days before succumbing to an infection as a result of its injury. Horrifically, the death is the second in the Gulf of Mexico in as many weeks, following the shooting of a heavily pregnant female dolphin, which washed up dead on Florida shores. NOAA are calling for members of the public who may have any information about the killings of the protected animals to please come forward. They are offering a reward of $20,000 for information leading to an arrest in the arrow shooting case after corporate donors made generous donations to support the cause.
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