Vets investigate death of dolphin found in Nerja

A DOLPHIN was found dead yesterday (Wednesday February 18) on Nerja’s Calahonda Beach, beneath the Balcon de Europa.

An environmental health unit examined the animal on the spot and then alerted CREMA, a Nerja organisation who care for endangered sea creatures, who took the dolphin to their facilities in order to analyse it.

The CREMA experts are currently investigating its death, but they believe the animal had parasites on its tail, so an infection could have been the cause.

The dead dolphin weighed 115 kg and was 180 centimetres in length.

It is the second dead dolphin found in the region this week, after another was found on a beach in Rincon de la Victoria on Sunday (February 15).

Between 40 and 70 sea creatures are rescued every year in Malaga, according to Juan Jose Castillo, one of the vets from CREMA. 

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