Risso’s dolfijn op kust van Cumbria

Saint Bees (UK), 10 februari 2016 – Melding van een zeldzame dode Risso’s dolfijn op het strand van Saint Bees in het Britse Cumbria.

A juvenile 170cm male Risso’s dolphin (national reference SW2016/71) was found dead stranded at St Bees in Cumbria on 10th February. The CSIP recovered the body and the examination showed that it was in moderate nutritional condition, had a right-sided tension pneumothorax/haemothorax and also a potential associated pneumonia. Further tests are pending and final results will be published in the 2016 annual report.

Many thanks to Copeland Borough Council and to Sara Neill of BDMLR for their help with the recovery of the body. Images credit Sarah Smithson and CSIP-ZSL

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