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Vets to figure out what killed beached dolphin

DNMUM418065 | 7/13/2018 | Author : Virat A Singh | WC :275 | Nature & Environment



Two dolphins were found washed ashore on consecutive days along the Bandra coast. The first on Wednesday, at Chimbai, was buried soon, the second was reported stuck in rocks at Bandstand on Thursday and was taken for postmortem.
“We received a phone call on Thursday morning from BMC officials about a dolphin that was spotted floating amid the rocks after which our staff retrieved the carcass. Since it had not decomposed too much we decided to send it for postmortem at Bombay Veterinary College, Parel,” said Prashant Deshmukh, Range Forest Officer (RFO), Mangrove Cell. He said the postmortem would likely be done on Friday and might give a clue to the reason behind the death.
The carcass seemed to be two days old, he said. Marin
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