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Dolphins found shot, mutilated; hunt on for killers

A bottlenose dolphin is found shot and dead in the water in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout

A bottlenose dolphin is found shot and dead in the water in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout

A bottlenose dolphin is found shot and dead in the water in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout
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A bullet taken out of a bottlenose dolphin, found shot and dead in the water, is pictured in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout

A bullet taken out of a bottlenose dolphin, found shot and dead in the water, is pictured in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal...more

A bullet taken out of a bottlenose dolphin, found shot and dead in the water, is pictured in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout
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A bottlenose dolphin is found shot and dead in the water in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout

A bottlenose dolphin is found shot and dead in the water in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout

A bottlenose dolphin is found shot and dead in the water in this handout photo from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies taken in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Institute for Marine Mammal Studies/Handout
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