THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Dead dolphin found off Phuket

PHUKET: Local officials are waiting for experts to confirm what caused the death of a dolphin found off Bon Island, off Phuket’s southernmost beach at Rawai, earlier today (Nov 3).

marineanimalsaccidentsdeath
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 3 November 2015, 05:05PM


The captain and crew of the speedboat Nontasak Marine 2024 spotted the dolphin floating lifelessly in the sea near Koh Bon, several kilometres off Rawai Beach, and brought the dead creature’s remains ashore at about 10:30am.

The dolphin was about 1.2m long and weighed about 100kg.

“We are waiting for officials from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) to tell us more, such as what type of dolphin was it, was it male or female, and what was the cause of death,” Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos told The Phuket News.

“We saw some injuries on and around its head, which may have been caused by a rope or fishing net, but will wait for officials to confirm that,” he added.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Tour boats blamed for widespread reef damage

Again a environment disaster. And what a dramatic show of incompetent thai officials who not able to...(Read More)


Phuket has enough water, not a drought crisis: Governor

"Phuket has enough water, not a drought crisis: Governor" "“All local administrati...(Read More)


Rawai Municipality starts providing free emergency water

Still filling in the fresh water supply lake in Soi Namjai, Rawai !...(Read More)


Phuket has enough water, not a drought crisis: Governor

There is yes/no drought, but no drought crisis. Don't say 'crisis', otherwise tourists s...(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

Wow,Yeah, 300 'Officials' on 1 photo. That is a hell of a coordination job for a Rear Admira...(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

I'm wondering if Thailand has any right to touch this object, from what we are told it is in int...(Read More)


Police hunt for lifelong serial sex offender, rapist with mental problems at large in Phuket Town

Hmmm...how poorly can officials manage a mentally ill person that has proven himself a threat to soc...(Read More)


Mains water supply outage announced

"No water supply,no electricity,by temperatures around 37 degrees....."Silly,couldn't ...(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

300 officials- must be one heck of a photo op!....(Read More)


Navy launches operation ’Remove Seastead’

This whole Seastead affair is a thai exaggerated, overblown, hysterical matter. Where in the world t...(Read More)