Rescued Phuket dolphin dies
PHUKET: The female striped dolphin rescued on Sunday (May 20) at Kata Beach, suffering from a blood infection, has died, The Phuket News was told today.
Tuesday 22 May 2012, 02:07PM
The animal was seen swimming in shallow water, apparently exhausted, and was nudged gently to shore, using a jet ski, so that it could be caught by staff of the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) at Cape Panwa.
After examining the dolphin, thought to be about two years old, PMBC vet Patcharaporn Keaemoang said the dolphin had a blood infection.
Despite intensive care at the PMBC, including a course of antibiotics, the animal succumbed to its illness.