SCOTTSDALE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A dolphin at the popular Dolphinaris Interaction facility has died.
Dolphinaris announced that Alia, a 10-year old female bottle-nose dolphin, passed away early Tuesday morning.
The exact cause of death has not yet been determined. The trainers reported that, "Alia had displayed some unusual behaviors in last few days and she was being monitored."
A necropsy will be performed, and the results will be reported in the coming weeks, according to a press release.
This has been the second dolphin that has died since Dolphinaris's opening in 2016.
Per the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, bottle-nose dolphins have an average lifespan of 40 years.