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Dolphin skull

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Jfyiii, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Jfyiii

    Jfyiii New Member

    We found a dolphin skull yesterday, no jaw, no teeth.
    It was buried in the sand.

    It very worn by the sand and smells.

    Any suggestions on how to proceed to
    clean it up.

    I appreciate your expert opinions.


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  3. fishmaster

    fishmaster Well-Known Member

    I would suggest you check out the legality of possessing it. My understanding is they are illegal to own. I found one in the shallows in the keys while tarpon fishing and the guide wouldn't even let me take it out of the water to photograph.
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  4. Jfyiii

    Jfyiii New Member

    thanks much, never would have thought about this angle since it was already dead a long time. But I understand how this is supposed to prevent people from killing one to get the skull.

  5. BVC

    BVC New Member

    JFYiii, the state and federal laws say generally that you cannot have the dolphin skull in your possession just like you can't have an illegal drug in your possession, if the federal game warden sees you holding a dolphin skull, he could say "you better drop that immediately", but in real life he probably would write you a ridiculously expensive ticket to make an example of you for others to learn from,
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