Dolphin washes up on North Myrtle Beach shore

A dead dolphin washed up on shore Monday morning in North Myrtle Beach.

The juvenile dolphin was discovered around 8 a.m. in the area of North Ocean Boulevard and 1st Avenue North near the Ashworth condominium complex.

Animal Control officers responded.

Pat Dowling, Public Information Officer for North Myrtle Beach, said officials believe the dolphin might have been dead for three weeks when it washed up on shore. It is five feet long.

As of December 10, 48 dolphins have washed up along the South Carolina coast, according to Wayne McFee with the National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration. Read more here.