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Baby Dolphin Dies After Tourists Drag it From the Ocean to Take Selfies

Source: BT/Rhys Lewis - February 18, 2016 in Environment

Baby Dolphin Dies After Tourists Drag it From the Ocean to Take Selfies
Photo: Fernando/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

A tourist who found a baby dolphin on the shore has been accused of causing its death after picking it up and carrying it onto the beach so everybody could get a closer look – and take pictures with it.

But it is believed the selfies cost the life of the dolphin after it was found on the Argentine beach resort of Santa Teresita in the north-eastern Buenos Aires Province.

Fellow beach-goer, Hernan Coria, was one of those who took a series of photos of the incredible moment that the man picked up the La Plata dolphin – also known as the Franciscana dolphin – (Pontoporia blainvillei) and held it high in the air like a trophy.

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