Dolphin euthanised after being found with ‘plastic bags and balloon in stomach’

A dolphin has been euthanised after being discovered with two plastic bags and a balloon in her stomach.

The dolphin was discovered by the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on Fort Myers Beach In Florida last week.

In a post on Facebook they said:

“This finding highlights the need to reduce single use plastic and to not release balloons into the environment.
“Please remember that marine mammals strand for a reason, often the animals are sick or injured.”

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