Rescuers are looking for a dolphin trapped in a t-shirt

The dolphin is now at extreme risk of having the shirt block its blowhole.
Image: Department Of Parks And Wildlife/Facebook

Evidently, it’s not enough that people keep killing dolphins by yanking them out of the water for selfies. Now some rubbish human has put human clothing on one.

A dolphin was spotted swimming around Koombana Bay in Western Australia Monday, wrapped up in a tank top or t-shirt.

The image, captured by a member of the public, was quickly picked up by both the Dolphin Discovery Centre and the Department Of Parks And Wildlife, with the latter organisation requesting more information via their Facebook page.

Clarifying the statement in an interview with the ABC, the department’s Pia Courtis explained that it would be “unusual” if the dolphin had just swum into the clothing all by itself.

That means it’s likely someone put the bottle nosed dolphin in the shirt intentionally, potentially endangering its life in the process.

“Thankfully for it, it’s on the other side of its blowhole and its pectoral fins are out so it can still swim,” she said.

Humans, huh.

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