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Ecological police release dolphin that landed in Chicxulub Puerto

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An operation in charge of several agencies was necessary this weekend to release the dolphin that landed on the beaches of Chicxulub. It was the second dolphin of this type to be released unexpectedly in less than two months, and like the first case, it was a large marine animal.

It took approximately several hours of observation within the 13th Naval Zone after the discovery to determine that the marine animal was in good condition, using young elements that belong to the Program of Investigation and Conservation of Marine Mammals of Yucatan (PICMMY) in charge of the doctor and professor Raul Diaz Gamboa.

The operation required two boats from both the ecological police and the Mexican Navy, although the most complicated part was the transfer of the species since due to its size it was even necessary for young people from the national military service to participate in the operation.

Afterward, a couple of miles off the coast were traveled to return the dolphin to its habitat, which during the journey needed attention so that it would not succumb to an environment to which its body is not accustomed and so that the stress would not have repercussions due to the human presence.

Finally, with the help of the elements of the agencies involved, the release was also a spectacle for recreational boats that were close to the point of work for the preservation of this specimen.

As we reported at the time, the finding took place on Friday around eight o’clock at night when fishermen who were lifting the dolphin saw it still alive and proceeded to call the authorities, deploying an operation in charge of different agencies to keep the dolphin stable.

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