WAM 653: Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis)

Spotted dolphin stranded in Camp Lejeune

Pregnant spotted dolphin that stranded
within Camp Lejeune, NC.

On April 13th, an adult, pregnant, female was necropsied with the help from a multitude of UNCW undergraduate volunteers. The animal was in robust body condition. The cause for the stranding was not obvious on gross examination; awaiting histopathology results. Siginificant gross findings include, Stenurus worms invading the cerebellum, ventricular infarction on the heart, and multiple active lymph nodes.


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