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Another stranding in Yucatán: now a dolphin on the beaches of Santa Clara

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On the morning of Tuesday, March 5, a new stranding was recorded on the beaches of Yucatán, now it was a dolphin in Santa Clara, a port located in the municipality of Dzidzantún.

Fisherman Jesús G. went out to sea when he saw the mammal stranded on the beach. As best they could, local fishermen tried to return the animal to deeper waters, but the dolphin seemed to be very weak.

The specimen swam back to the shore of the beach, so the men requested support from authorities.

“Here in the port of Santa Clara, we are trying to help a stranded dolphin so it does not run aground on the shore. If anyone can contact the government agencies please do, it is urgent,” Jesús published on social media.

Moments later, agents of the Municipal Police and the Ministry of Public Security arrived onsite, who upon confirming the report notified the corresponding authorities.

Agents from the Yucatan Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Program (Picmmy) of the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY) also attended the site to learn about the case.

Later, on social media, the State government uploaded a video and images of the dolphin with the following caption:

“A stranded dolphin was rescued in #SantaClara and transferred to the #DzilamDeBravo station to be cared for and assessed, and now, it is ready to be released back into the open sea.”

As we reported, last Tuesday, February 20, a pod of 21 short-finned pilot whales were stranded near the beach of Celestún, a port that borders Campeche.

At first, the whales were thought to be pilot whales, also known as “deep-sea cheetahs,” but a specialist confirmed that they were short-finned pilot whales.

Dr. Raúl Díaz Gamboa, coordinator of the UADY Picmmy, explained on that occasion that an orca was “the main suspect” in the collective stranding of marine mammals that occurred in Celestún.

TYT Newsroom

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