Friday, May 12, 2006

Carcass of dolphin discovered floating

A dead ‘dolphin’ was found floating in the sea about 20m off Gurney Drive, here, by three taxi drivers who were waiting to pick up passengers in the area.

Taxi driver T. Raviendran, 28, said he saw the dead ‘mammal’ floating in the sea, opposite Gurney Hotel at about 12.30pm yester- day.

“At first I thought it was rubbish but when I smelt stench, I suspected it might be a dead fish.
“I took a closer look at it and believed it must be a dolphin. It was about a metre long,” he said.
The incident attracted some passers-by who stop-ped to look at the ‘dolphin’.

Penang Fisheries Depart-ment spokesman said officers would be sent to check on the ‘dolphin.’

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"