Saturday, July 29, 2006

Injured dolphin rescued in Orissa

Forest officials have rescued an injured dolphin stranded at a beach in Orissa’s Jagatsinghpur district and sent it back to the sea after treatment.

Some fishermen spotted the seven-feet dolphin with injury marks on its body at the Sandhakuda beach near the port town of Paradeep Thursday.

The fishermen informed forest officials, who rushed to the spot, and rescued the injured dolphin. ‘Blood was oozing from its body as it might have been hit by some trawlers or ships in the sea,’ said an official.

‘We carried the injured dolphin in a trawler three kilometres off the coast and released it in the deep seawater same day after treating the wound,’ he added.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"