Dolphin that stranded itself in Langstone Harbour died from an infection

The dolphin stranded itself in Langstone Harbour

The dolphin stranded itself in Langstone Harbour

Tommy Ware Jnr, one of the owners of South Parade Pier.  Picture: Sarah Standing

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A DOLPHIN which stranded itself in a harbour died from an infection, an inquiry has concluded.

The 3m-long mammal was discovered in shallow water in the north of Langstone Harbour on October 29.

The creature was an adult male Bottlenose dolphin – a species that is rare in the Solent.

An autopsy, carried out by the Zoological Society of London and the Natural History Museum, concluded the dolphin died from a brain infection caused by bacteria or virus.

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