Thailand: Chinese White Dolphin found dead on Tha Sala Beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
By Jettana Pantana & Sirinthip Sitabutr, 6th May 2016;
A corpse of a Chinese White Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) was found on Tha Sala Beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, with wounds from fishing equipment.
The corpse was approximately 2.5 meters long and weighted 200 kilograms, with traumatic abrasions on the body and mouth.
Sayan Sahakul, a 38 year old local, revealed that the corpse was the largest of its kind sighted in 1 year. Dozens of Dolphins have been found dead in the past year, sparking concerns of an impending extinction of the species in the region.
Source: National News Bureau of Thailand