Beached: Umdloti dolphin dies

2010-04-02 00:00

A DOLPHIN died after it beached at uMdloti Beach, Andrew Stevens, NSRI Durban station commander, said yesterday.

“NSRI Durban duty crew and members of the uShaka Marine World responded to the call to find a … one-metre striped dolphin stranded on the beach.

“The dolphin appeared lethargic and ill and was kept wet using wet blankets.”

The dolphin was taken to uShaka Marine World for further care, but despite the best efforts of marine veterinarians the dolphin died in the early hours of Wednesday. An autopsy will be performed.

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