Yet another Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) stranded in Kalimantan, this time at the Tanjung Keluang Nature Tourism Reserve, Central Kalimantan, 5 days ago (25 Aug’16). No sample has been taken on this one. This is a different stranding from the one at Mempawah, West Kalimantan (see previous post). News from Dwi Suprapti WWF Indonesia.
Another Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) (code 4) was also found at Mempawah, West Kalimantan on 29 August 2016. Sample is currently being obtained by BPSPL Pontianak. Photo from Raja Fajar. News from Dwi Suprapti WWF Indonesia.
The lack of an elongated rostrum suggests that this is a decomposing Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris), possibly a young one based on the size. It’s also not immediately clear whether the carcass has a dorsal fin or not; if the dorsal fin is absent, then it is an Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides).