HERMOSA BEACH (CBSLA) — A dolphin which washed ashore at Hermosa Beach Thursday evening has died.
A little before 7:30 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards reported seeing the dolphin in the water near the Hermosa Beach Pier exhibiting “abnormal” behavior, authorities said.
It was unclear if the dolphin was sick. The dolphin was attended to for several minutes and doused with water by lifeguards as it was placed in the back of a flatbed truck belonging to the nonprofit group Marine Animal Rescue (MAR).
MAR then transported the dolphin to the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro.
However, the dolphin died at around 11 p.m., MAR confirmed to CBS2.
The cause of death may have been domoic acid poisoning, also known as amnesic shellfish poisoning, MAR officials said. However, that was not confirmed.