Greedy dolphin 'died of gluttony' say marine experts
A greedy dolphin “died of gluttony” after stuffing himself with so many fish he could not eat any more, experts have said.
The mammal, dubbed Monty, was found with his next meal stuck in his throat by marine experts. Experts carried out a post mortem at the scene and found his airways blocked by a dab starving him of oxygen.
Rod Penrose, Strandings co-ordinator for Wales, helped carry out the post mortem on Monty.
“Its stomach was crammed full of fish, and I don’t think there would have been room for any more,” he said. “So when it swallowed this last fish, it must have been pushed back rolled into a cigar shape, and unusually then lodged firmly in the nasal passages.
“I’ve heard of this happening before but have never seen it. So you could say that Monty was killed by gluttony”.
Heed the warning not to feed the dolphins in that sign photographed by mwms1913, they sure as heck don't need it.