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.

Source: Whale Strandings Indonesia Facebook

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.

Source: Whale Strandings Indonesia Facebook

  1. Firemen inspecting the carcass of the Dolphin found washed ashore at the Esplanade.
  2. The carcass of the Dolphin which was found on the beach at the Esplanade.

Malaysia: Dead Dolphin washed ashore
19th August 2015;

Personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department yesterday removed a carcass of a Dolphin which was found at the Esplanade here.

Miri Zone 6 chief Supt Law Poh Kiong said they had earlier received a report about a dead Dolphin washed ashore near Beach Republic at the Esplanade.

“A team of firemen went to the scene and they found the dead Dolphin.”

“We will give the carcass of the Dolphin to the related agency for further investigation,” he said, adding the animal was a totally protected species.

In April this year, carcasses of three Sea Turtles and a Dolphin were found washed ashore at the fishing village of Kampung Masjid in Kuala Baram.

Source: The Borneo Post

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).