Yesterday, we were surprised by the news of a dolphin stranded in Kudat. We went to witness what could have been the reason for the incident. It was very emaciated, and all attempts to get it back into the sea failed, as it kept returning – a sign that it was unwell and perhaps with slim chance of survival. We sent the pictures that we took to Dr. Louisa Ponnampalam, and she told us that it was a Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis), an open and deeper water species. Today, we were informed that the dolphin has died after a few attempts of trying to quarantine it for treatment. It will be examined by the vets at the Sabah Wildlife Rescue Unit to investigate its cause of death.

Source: Kudat Turtle Conservation Society Facebook

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