A necropsy was done on the slain dolphin's body and it revealed that he was still alive when someone stabbed him in the head with a spear-like object. NOAA experts believe that this dolphin was begging at a boat when he was cruelly slain. A $38,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this heinous crime. Please help us spread the word that this ruthless killer must be found and punished to the fullest extent of the law!
Read more about this crime at this link to the Pet Rescue Report.
NOAA is accepting anonymous tips at the NOAA Enforcement Hotline: 1-800-853-1964.
Update: September 2019
The response from Allison Garrett with NOAA is copied below:
Good morning. I wanted to thank you for reaching out to share your concerns and let us know about your petition. Thanks to you and your organization for your commitment to helping marine mammals.
We are still seeking leads in the case. There is no new information at this point. We really rely on the public for help in solving these cases by getting the word out and keeping it top of mind.
Again thanks for reaching out - sorry we don't have anything new to report.
Your signatures were sent this morning along with our petition and letter outlined below to John Ewald, Director of Public Affairs for NOAA Fisheries hoping for an update on the investigation.
Read Our Letter above