After locals and tourists were unsuccessful in their attempt to pull the dolphin back out to the sea, staff from Kamala Sub-district Administrative Organisation contacted officials from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) and requested assistance.
The dolphin was transferred to the PMBC at 11 am.
Dr Kongkret Kitiwattanawong, Chief of the Phuket Marine Endangered Species Unit, said, “We were informed about the dolphin this morning. I believe it may have an infection, however, we are waiting for blood test results to confirm the dolphin’s condition.
“This dolphin is a bridled dolphin, but we don’t know its dolphin’s age just yet as we haven’t carried out a full check.
“I want the dolphin to rest for a while as it has just been given medication,” he said.