Tragic end for tiny dolphin on Costa Almeria beach

SICK: The Guardia said the dolphin had probably beached because it was ill or injured. CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

IT was a tragic end for a tiny dolphin which beached on an Almerimar beach earlier this week.
The Guardia Civil 062 COS centre called out the Equinac marine life rescue association personnel and a patrol after reports came in of the little creature on a difficult to access beach.
When the Guardia patrol arrived they found Equinac personnel unable to do anything except examine the body of the dolphin, which was just 84cms long.
It is typical in such cases that the dolphins beach because they are sick or seriously injured and their chances of recovery are slim, the Guardia said.
They also stressed that reintroducing beached dolphins back into the sea can increase their agony and the risk of them suffering greater injuries.
Having registered the beaching, the officers set about clearing the area of abandoned fishing nets, creels and canisters of pesticides and diesel.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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