Dead dolphin bleeding from its eye and jaw that washed up on New Jersey beach ... trends now

Dead dolphin bleeding from its eye and jaw that washed up on New Jersey beach ... trends now
Dead dolphin bleeding from its eye and jaw that washed up on New Jersey beach ... trends now

Dead dolphin bleeding from its eye and jaw that washed up on New Jersey beach ... trends now

The gruesome scene of a dead dolphin on a New Jersey beach has sparked an investigation into its cause of death.

The marine animal was spotted on February 19, as it lay on the sands of Avalon bleeding from its eye and a gaping hole along its mouth.

Locals have claimed that sonar blasting from an offshore wind company to map the seafloor is to blame as the technology has been suggested to disrupt animals' movements, sending them into boats or onto the shore. 

Evidence has shown that when exposed to high sonar frequencies, marine mammals swim hundreds of miles and rapidly change their depth, which can cause bleeding from the eyes and ears.

Ship tracking data showed a vessel fitted with the technology was off the coast of New Jersey around the time of the dolphin’s death. 

But experts told DailyMail.com that 'evidence of sonar trauma is not something that would be found in an external exam.'

The gruesome scene of a dead dolphin on a New Jersey beach has sparked an investigation into its cause of death

The gruesome scene of a dead dolphin on a New Jersey beach has sparked an investigation into its cause of death

Bonnie Brady, executive director at Long Island Commercial Fishing Association, told DailyMail.com that the marine animal was a short-beaked common dolphin, which can be found along the continental slope in waters between 650 to 6,500 feet deep.

She noted that it is very rare that this type of dolphin would be found close to the beach.

Jamie Steiert, an Avalon local, spotted the dead dolphin on the beach.

‘NJ conservation officer picked it up while I was there and said he was meeting up with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center,’ Steiert told DailyMail.com.

‘I hear they are already saying the dolphin was scavenged. We have been asking consistently to prove that there is no hearing damage but we are always shut out.’

The only way to determine whether a marine animal died due to sonar is to perform a necropsy and analyze the ear bone for damage.

The marine animal was spotted on February 19, as it lay on the sands of Avalon bleeding from its eye and a gaping hole along its mouth

The marine animal was spotted on February 19, as it lay on the sands of Avalon bleeding from its eye and a gaping hole along its mouth

Locals have claimed that sonar blasting from an offshore wind company to map the seafloor is to blame as the technology has been suggested to disrupt animals' movements, sending them into boats or onto the shore

Locals have claimed that sonar blasting from an offshore wind company to map the seafloor is to blame as the technology has been suggested to disrupt animals' movements, sending them into boats or onto the shore

The Mexican-owned HOS Browning vessel was identified off the coast of New Jersey four days before the dolphin was found on the beach

The Mexican-owned HOS Browning vessel was identified off the coast of New Jersey four days before the dolphin was found on the beach

The ears of a dolphin sit in their lower jaw area,

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