As per Fox13, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found a dead dolphin off the coast of Naples on January 30. The animal had been struck by a bullet or sharp object, according to NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement.
Then, that same week, experts with Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge found another dolphin with a bullet in its left side on Pensacola Beach.
Tracy Dunn, assistant director of NOAA’s South East Division Office of Law Enforcement said:
“These cases are right up there with some of the worst we have seen.”