Stranded baby dolphin killed on Spanish beach by people wanting to take photos

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A baby dolphin has died on a Spanish beach because hundreds of tourists and beach goers wanted to play with it. 

Baby Dolphin dies after tourist take selfies with it

Baby Dolphin dies after tourist take selfies with it

Source: EQUINAC/ Facebook

The Dolphin had become separated from its mother and stranded in shallow water at a beach in Mojacar in Southern Spain on Friday. 

Equinac, a non profit organisation for the protection of marine animals condemned the beach goers as selfish and said children were seen touching the dolphin and covering its blow hole, preventing it from breathing. 

Baby Dolphin dies after tourist take selfies with it

Baby Dolphin dies after tourist take selfies with it

Source: EQUINAC/ Facebook

In a Facebook post the group goes on to say that dolphins are highly susceptible to acoustic stress and that having so many people around it would cause a "strong shock" to the mammal.

Authorities were called after the dolphin was spotted but arrived too late to save the animal. 

It mirrors a case in Argentina last year where a baby dolphin died after being passed around for people to take selfies with. 

Equinac have said anyone finding an animal should call an animal rescue service immediately and avoid touching it. 

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