Friday, July 20, 2007

Washed up dolphin dies following rescue

The mammal was found washed up on the beach between Retamar and Torregarcía in Almería CityA dolphin who was found washed up on an Almería beach on Monday afternoon has died in the Recovery Centre for Threatened Marine Species in Málaga.

The 20minutos website says the 1.6 metre adult striped dolphin was found by members of the public on the beach between Retamar and Torregarcía.

They said he had parasites on one fin and in his blowhole, was bleeding from a number of wounds and was suffering from exhaustion.He was treated by specialist personnel on the beach and then immediately transferred to Málaga. He died on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after he was found.

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