Sunday, July 15, 2007

Death claimed washed up dolphin's life!

A dead dolphin two meters long and weighing about 40 kilograms was found on Kamala Beach yesterday.Kanjana Adulyankosol, a biologist at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC), told the Gazette that the dolphin had been dead for about five days.

However, the dolphin’s sex and exact species could not be determined due to decomposition of the carcass, she added.The cause of death was also unknown.

The skeleton and some skin samples were collected for further research at the PMBC, K. Kanjana said.Two dolphins suffering from respiratory illness were rushed to the PMBC earlier this week after washing ashore in separate incidents – one at Karon Beach last Sunday and the second in Phang Nga’s Tai Muang District on Monday.

The dolphin found at Tai Muang died on Tuesday. The cause of death has yet to be determined.The dolphin found at Karon Beach remains sick and is being treated by specialists at the PMBC.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"