Mother and baby dolphin found off Phuket

Two dolphins have been found on a beach at Koh Yao Yai in Phang Nga. A baby dolphin was released back to the sea while the mother dolphin has been brought back to Phuket for treatment today (June 27).

This morning a team of officials from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) were notified by Wittaya Kongbamrungwong from Marine Endanger Species Network that two dolphins were found at Klongson Beach.

The baby dolphin was released back to the sea whilst the mother dolphin was too weak and needed treatment. The mother was brought back to the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

Officials at the centre say, “Both are striped dolphins. The baby dolphin is 140 cemtimetre while the mother dolphin is 214 centimetres and weigh 70 kilometres, aged 8 to 10 years old. Scratches were found on the mother dolphin. She was unable to swim by herself. We are providing antibiotics to the dolphin before taking more blood tests and further examination.”

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