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Posted on: April 18, 2019

St. Bernard Parish Government Monitoring Dolphin Killings

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Two (2) expired dolphins were discovered near the MRGO and Lake of Two Trees last week, prompting local officials to begin soliciting additional information regarding expired dolphins from area boaters. An additional nine (9) expired dolphins have since been identified, bringing the total amount of known expired dolphins in St. Bernard Parish to eleven (11) since last week. St. Bernard Parish Government has been sharing information regarding the dolphin kill with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Louisiana Sea Grant, and the Audubon Gulf Network.

Preliminary feedback from LDWF and others suggests that area dolphins may be suffering from freshwater lesions as a result of the recent influx of freshwater associated with the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. Three (3) living dolphins bearing the symptoms of freshwater lesions have also been photographed in St. Bernard Parish since last week.

St. Bernard Parish Government is requesting that anyone who has recently encountered expired or sick dolphins send the following information to John Lane, executive director of coastal operations, at jlane@sbpg.net:

Contact Information

Date of Sighting

Location of Sighting (GPS coordinated preferred)

Pictures of Dolphin(s)

Description of Dolphin(s) (mortality, size, color, etc.)


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