JONES BEACH - A dolphin has died after washing ashore at Jones Beach today.

An adult male bottlenose dolphin washed ashore near the east end of Field 6.

Officials from the Riverhead Foundation say they had to put him down. They say he was very underweight and had parasites on his tail.

The Riverhead Foundation will do a necropsy on the dolphin.

To watch Chopper 12 overhead the dolphin, click the video to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.