Cherng Talay Tambon Administration Organisation (OrBorTor) was informed about the dolphin at about 10am.
Having arrived at the scene, officials lead by OrBorTor chief MaAnn Samran checked the dead mammal and found several wounds on its fins and around its eyes. The corpse had already began smelling.
Initially OrBorTor officials expected that specialists from Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) would take the dolphin to PMBC headquarters at Cape Panwa to determine the actual cause of death.
However, the condition of the corpse was too bad to do it, so experts from Marine Endangered Species Unit (MESU) of PMBC took samples of the dolphin's tissues and instructed the OrBorTor to bury the animal.
According to officials, the dolphin weighed 80-90 kilograms and measured two meters in length. The gender of the sea mammal was not identified. At this stage officials believe that the dolphin died “somewhere else” and was washed ashore already dead.