Dolphins, a fan favorite at water parks and amusement parks all over have been found in horrific conditions by marine biologist along the Gulf Coast.An investigation ensues over the discovery of Dolphins that had been shot and mutilated. One Doctor Moby Solangi said they found dolphins with tails cut off, jaws cut off, and even bullet wounds coming in from Ship Island. Hit the jump for more.

Authorities are investigating a string of attacks on dolphins along the Gulf Coast after some of the marine mammals were found with gunshot wounds and mutilations.

“We responded to one dolphin from Alabama that had its tail cut off,” said Dr. Moby Solangi, of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. “We responded to a dolphin this morning from Ship Island that had its lower jaw cut off. In the last week we had a dolphin with a bullet hole in it.”