Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Feeding the sharks

Despite our best efforts to love cute animals, nature can be so cruel, dashing our feelings at every turn.

Dunham, a juvenile male dolphin, was released Tuesday morning after eight months in rehab recovering from pneumonia.

Jeni Hatter, spokeswoman for the Clearwater [Florida] Marine Aquarium, said the dolphin was attacked twice by at least two different sharks. Hatter said experts nearby were monitoring the dolphin with a VHF radio transmitter at the time of the attack.

Hatter said experts rushed to the dolphin and euthanized him because of the life-threatening injuries.

Animals eat other animals. It's not very pretty.

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