Dolphin Carcass Washes Up At Cape


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Dolphin carcass the front end that washed up in front of Stefan Talabisco.

Every once in a while a carcass of some sort washes up on the beach.  Even large whales.  So when this happens what should you do?  First and foremost do not touch any marine mammal that washes up on a beach.  Many carry diseases that can transfer to humans.  after all they are mammals, not fish.  Yesterday a dolphin carcass washed up onto the beach in Cape Henlopen state park.  The back section washed up in front of Suzanne Martin and the front section washed up in front of Stephan Talabisco.  Of course everyone I know was on the beach yesterday while I am running errands to get ready for a house full of guests.  Next thing I know I am getting pictures form everyone, “Hey check this out”.  I told them all not to touch it and called the rangers.   Stefan messaged me “Dude, I already did, if I die it was nice knowing you.”  



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The back end of the carcass that washed up in front of Suzanne Martin
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If you encounter a carcass of any kind on the beach or our waters.  You can contact MERR by text … (302) 228-5029 or if in a state park call the rangers dispatch number … (302) 739-4580.  You can also contact Delaware Fish and Wildlife if you are not in a state park … (302) 739-9910.   If the carcass is really far gone just contact fish and wildlife or a ranger, MERR will document the find via the officers, most likely.  Usually these carcasses are buried for the protection of the people and to get that stank off the beach.

Fish On!

Rich King

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