A belated update re: the Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis) stranding in Suppa, South Sulawesi on 28-29 April 2015. The rescue team was led by Mr Moh Rizal from the Makassar BPSPL. The dolphin was rehabilitated for one night in a local fish pond with a makeshift stretcher. However, Mr Rizal et al. found the dolphin to be dead on the morning of 29 April. Necropsy was conducted on the same morning, but since no vet was available on site, cause of death was unidentifiable. Nevertheless, we would like to thank the local DKP, the local BPSPL (marine and fisheries officials) and the local villagers for their amazing efforts in trying to rescue the dolphin. Also deep gratitude to all friends at the Stranding Indonesia WhatsApp group (e.g., RASI, JAAN, WWF, APEX Environmental, CORAL, LIPI, etc) for the technical discussions that had helped the on-site first responders.

Source: Whale Strandings Indonesia Facebook

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