LONG BEACH (CBS) — A dolphin was found dead in Long Beach after reports of the distressed mammal swimming in circles Saturday morning.

Authorties said they noticed a dolphin in distress in the Bahia Marina of Long Beach.

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The dolphin had reportedly been swimming in the marina for a few hours before it eventually died.

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Per policy, Marina officials do not disturb the natural habitat of free swimming animals due to the potential danger that could pose to the animal.

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The dolphin was transported to the Marine Mammal Rescue Center in San Pedro so they could run tests to see what was the cause of death.