Reported Injuries Prompt Community Meeting to Discuss Human-Dolphin Interactions

Release Date: 06/20/2012

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries and NOAA Fisheries Service Conducts Community Meeting

(June 20, 2012)- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, in coordination with NOAA Fisheries Service, will conduct a community meeting in Slidell, La., to discuss concerns regarding a wild dolphin living in the area.

The dolphin resides within the Lakeshore Estates neighborhood located in Slidell. Several residents have reported being bitten by what they believe to be and describe as the same dolphin.

During a community meeting to be held on June 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Northshore Harbor Center, biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and NOAA Fisheries Service will give a brief overview of the situation, provide solutions and answer questions.

The Northshore Harbor Center is located at 100 Harbor Center Blvd. in Slidell, La.

For more information please contact Mandy Tumlin, LDWF, 225-765-2377 or Allison Garrett, NOAA Fisheries Service, 727-330-0309.