The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) is checking on a Dolphin’s carcass found washed up on a beach in Kampung Pintasan, Kota Belud.
Photos: Ishee Ishmael Facebook

Malaysia: Dead dolphin found on a beach in Kota Belud
By Kristy Inus, 24th December 2016;

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) is checking on a Dolphin’s carcass found washed up on a beach in Kampung Pintasan, Kota Belud.

Facebook user Ishee Ishmael posted, “Dolfin terdamparpertama sekali seumur hidup nampak secara live… tapi sayang sudah mati” (Stranded dolphin… saw one live for the first time in life… unfortunately it is dead). He also shared several shots of the mammal this afternoon as well as a video recording of his discovery.

SWD assistant director Dr Sen Nathan when contacted said the Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit team has been deployed to the location to investigate and collect the carcass.

“We will conduct a post-mortem as soon as possible.

"The public should contact the department or alert the authorities should they stumble upon a case like this, which is related to wildlife,” he said.

Source: New Straits Times

Based on the photos, this is a Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis).

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