Dead Dolphin Discovered off Maui's Kaanapali Coast

KAANAPALI, Maui (KHNL) -- A dead dolphin was discovered last Saturday morning off the Kaanapali Coast on Maui.

Witnesses say the matured male striped dolphin was struggling in the surf in the shallow waters off the coast.

Responders from NOAA and U.S. Coast Guard retrieved the animal and transported it to Air Station Barber's Point on Oahu.

A veterinarian and Hawaii Pacific University's Marine Mammal Stranding Team performed a necropsy on the animal with inconclusive results.

Samples have been sent to a mainland laboratory for further testing.