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Devastated mother dolphin wont let go of dead baby after it was struck and killed by boat

Mother #dolphin not ready to let go of her dead calf and pushing it through the intracoastal waterway.
It's hard to say for sure without examination, but the calf may have been hit by a boat. Please don't assume that because #dolphins are fast that you won't hit them. #sad pic.twitter.com/Le2MAwvPIB

— See Through Canoe (@SeeThroughCanoe) June 3, 2019

A grieving mother dolphin was filmed desperately holding her dead baby on her nose after it was

Heart-rending video footage shows the mourning mammal keeping the lifeless calf aloft as she swum along the intracoastal waterway in Indian Shores, Florida on June 3.

At several points, the dolphin disappears underwater, but appears on the surface again moments later, still bearing her baby, whose skin appears to have been torn.

A second dolphin can also be seen accompanying the mother.

The harrowing clip was shared by Florida leisure company See Through Canoe, who think the dolphin calf may have been struck and killed by the propellers of a passing boat.

The grieving mother dolphin could be seen trying to keep her dead calf above water as she swam along the intracoastal waterway in Indian Shores, Florida
The grieving mother dolphin could be seen trying to keep her dead calf above water as she swam along the intracoastal waterway in Indian Shores, Florida. The baby may have been killed after being struck by a boat (Pictures: See Through Canoe)

They tweeted: Mother #dolphin not ready to let go of her dead calf and pushing it through the intracoastal waterway.

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