Yesterday afternoon around 4 p.m. a 6-foot, 500-pound common dolphin washed up on the shore of Gilgo Beach on Long Island. It was first watched over and comforted by the Nassau County Police, who said they had a brochure on what to do in this type of emergency, according to WPIX. A rescue team from the Riverhead Foundation showed up with a stretcher and took over from there.
One rescue team member explained, "We're going to take it back to our facility in Riverhead at the Atlantis Marine World and Aquarium... we're going to do an assessment of the animal and hopefully find out what's wrong with it." Allegedly it's not out of the question that the dolphin may have become sick from the oil spill, and made its way here—but it's unlikely. The dolphin
is still alivehas now died :(