MISSISSIPPI — Wildlife officials are offering a big reward for information on who shot a pregnant bottle nose dolphin to death in southern Mississippi.
The dolphin was found on Waveland Beach in April.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a necropsy revealed the dolphin was shot to death and her unborn calf died as a result.
A small caliber bullet was found lodged in the dolphin’s lung.
A reward of $11,500 is being offered for information leading to the successful identification and/or prosecution of the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-853-1964.