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Dolphin rescued at Khuk Khak Beach

PHUKET: A dolphin is in care at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) after being rescued at Khuk Khak Beach in Phang Nga Province yesterday (June 4).

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By The Phuket News

Sunday 5 June 2022, 02:00PM


Navy officers at the Phang Nga base of the Third Area Command of the Royal Thai Navy were notified of the dolphin at 12.30pm when local villager Abhisit Sunthonghao reported the sea mammal stranded at Khuk Khak Beach in Takua Pa.

Navy personnel coordinated with the Khao Lak – Lam Ru National Park Office and arrived at the scene to find a dolphin measuring 150cm long in shallow water. 

The dolphin was still alive, the Third Area Command said in a Facebook notice, without specifying if the aquatic mammal had any injuries. Nothing was reported about the age, gender of the exact species of the dolphin. 

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It is believed that the dolphin could end up on the shore due to “strong wind conditions in the Andaman Sea”, the Third Area Command said. 

The dolphin was transported to the PMBC at Cape Panwa in Phuket for treatment and recovery. The PMBC is yet to report its condition.

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Kurt | 06 June 2022 - 12:07:18

If the dolphin was transported in a canvas hangmat, hanging in spring frame work, protected against the sun, and kept wet +a high way patrol car in front ( they only on the road for special transports), the dolphin's trip was not to bad.

JohnC | 06 June 2022 - 09:09:41

Did it get taken from Khuk Khak to Cape Panwa in the back of a pickup? Surprised the poor thing survived the trip....

Kakka2 | 05 June 2022 - 15:01:49

sure was a dolphin? could it be a shark..or a barracuda..lol 

 

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