Pattaya Daily News

03 September 2014 :: 14:09:32 pm 91529

Dead Dolphins Wash Up On Pattaya beach

A third dolphin corpse has been found washed up on Pattaya beach within 2 days. The officers assumed that the direction of current may be the cause of their deaths.
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PATTAYA – September 2, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 8.00 a.m., the officers of Si Khram radio center, Pattaya city, Chonburi province, was notified that there was a corpse of dolphin floating and was stuck on the rocks in the area of Dara cape behing Cape Dara Resort in Soi 20, Pattaya – Na Kluea road, Moo 6, Tambon Na Kluea, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province, so they rushed to inspect the scene together with the officers of the Public Health and Environment Division of Pattaya city.

 

At the scene the officers found a decomposed corpse of a bottlenose dolphin approximately 1 meter in length, weight approximately 30 kg, was floating in the sea close to the rocks. There were wounds on its body from being cut by a fishing net.

 

The officers assumed that it had been dead for about 2 weeks and then they used a rope to drag it to the shore before sending it to the Sea Turtles Conservation Centre, Royal Thai Navy, to be performed an autopsy to find the cause of death.

 

Mr. Somdech Korkhokkruad, aged 43, who is a security guard of Cape Dara Resort, said that while he was walking inspecting the beach he saw the dead dolphin stuck on the rocks so he quickly informed Pattaya officers. Besides, on the morning on September 1, 2014, there was another dead dolphin floating in the sea and also on the same day another one washed up on the beach near Walking Street, south Pattaya.

 

Mr. Wutthichai Kham-ai, who works for the sea rescue of Pattaya city, revealed that as usual there are the schools (shoals) of fish that swim downstream and pass Pattaya bay every year. He believes that the cause of death of these dolphins was due to the change of the seas current after big rainstorms but also added that he thinks the dolphins did not die naturally.

Reporter : Teerarak   Photo : Teerarak   Category : Community News

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