EWC 006 Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Stranding volunteers examine an
adult bottlenose dolphin that
stranded on Holden Beach, NC on
March 9, 2011.
On March 9, 2011, the UNCW stranding team received a page by a citizen on Holden Beach, about a dead stranded dolphin. A beach necropsy was performed. The carcass showed signs of human interaction and appeared emaciated.