December 10, 2018

Texas State Aquarium dolphin dies

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — One of the three popular bottlenose dolphins at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi has died.

An aquarium statement says the dolphin named D.J. was found dead at the bottom of a dolphin tank early Saturday. He was age 15.

Aquarium officials say D.J. had begun behaving unusually Friday and was due for testing when he died. Aquarium Executive Director Tom Schmid tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times ( ) the dolphin was swimming but not eating, which might have suggested a toothache.

Schmid says D.J. was born in November 1996 at the Minnesota Zoo in suburban