Dozens of dolphins stranded in Baja California Sur

On February 12, 2018, Mexican authorities announced that dozens of dolphins were found stranded on a rocky beach along the coast of Baja California Sur state.

The federal environmental protection agency says 59 of the marine mammals came onshore in the area of La Paz Bay. Workers attended to the dolphins and saved 38 of them, but 21 died.

The agency said Tuesday in a statement that they were short-beaked common dolphins. Marine experts believe an attack by a group of bottlenose dolphins provoked the mass beaching.

Image: Beached Dolphins
Beached dolphins at La Paz, Baja California. PROFEPA

Photos released by the agency show dozens of dolphins washed up on the rocks and lined up in the sand, overseen by white-coated personnel.

Source: NBC News


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