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Dolphin rescued on Koh Lanta

PHUKET – A dolphin was rescued by the navy at 8am this morning (July 10) after being washed onto Lanta Noi beach off of Krabi.


Eakkapop Thongtub

Sunday 10 July 2016, 05:05PM


The dolphin was rescued by the Navy Rescue. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub
The dolphin was rescued by the Navy Rescue. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Cdr Peerapon Pantasopon, Chief of the Security Division at the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command in Phuket, said, “A dolphin that has been grounded cannot be expected to push against heavy winds and tides. It could not swim back into the sea.”

Navy personnel stationed at Lanta Noi helped move the dolphin, 1.5 metres long and weighing 70 kilogrammes, onto a pickup truck. The dolphin’s spine was weak, and coupled with wounds, was unable to swim back into the sea.

Authorities took the dolphin to temporarily be kept in Lanta district, to await marine experts from Phuket, who have expertise in treating marine animals.

 

 

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