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In One Ear: Unexpected cargo

Not your average pickup load
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on May 19, 2017 12:01AM

From Clatsop Current News ( “In the early morning of Friday, May 5, a concerned citizen called in to the Astoria Dispatch team to report a suspicious circumstance. They had happened to find a dead dolphin in the bed of (a) truck.

“The police determined that the vehicle was property of the Seaside Aquarium and the driver was authorized to transport such marine mammals. That solves the who and the what, but we’re all still wondering why!”

“It was a five-foot male, white sided dolphin,” Tiffany Boothe of the Seaside Aquarium explained. “It washed in near the South Jetty, and had been dead for a while before washing in. We retrieved the animal from the beach, which was transferred to Portland State University, where Dr. Debbie Duffield will perform the necropsy.”

And now you know.


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