Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Dolphins attacked, mutilated on Gulf Coast

NEED TO KNOW
  • Six dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico have been brutally killed in recent months
  • Ric O'Barry is offering $5,000 in rewards for any information about the killings

At least six dolphins have been killed in the Gulf of Mexico, and officials are determined to find out who is responsible. These attacks were brutal, one dolphin was shot with a handgun, others had parts of their bodies chopped off and one had a screwdriver stabbed into its head.

Officials have put out a warning for people along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida to be on the lookout for anyone approaching wild dolphins. The person responsible could face up to a year in prison per dolphin killed.

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to marine mammal expert and  Ric O’Barry, star of the documentary “The Cove.” Ric has offered up $5,000 in rewards for anyone with information on the attacks on dolphins. Ric also runs dolphinproject.org and you can follow him on Twitter.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN.

Join the conversation...

HLNtv.com welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Who killed popular professor Dan Markel?
HLN On Air | See all 5842 items Who killed popular professor Dan Markel?

Advertisement