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

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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.