The group Dolphin Free AZ held a memorial Saturday for "Bodie" the dolphin after a federal report revealed a cause of death different than initially reported by Dolphinaris.
The bottlenose dolphin died September 23.
At the time Dolphinaris said Bodie died from a "rare muscle disease."
But records obtained this afternoon from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which keeps a catalog of marine mammals in captivity, notes the cause of death as a “fungal infection.”
"We're still fighting for the rest of the seven [dolphins], but we did fail at getting one of them free," says Robert Franklin with Dolphin Free AZ.
Dolphinaris admitted Bodie had a fungal infection but explained the infection was secondary to the muscle disease. The aquarium says its remaining seven dolphins are healthy.
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