Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found at Luak Esplanade beach

Iqbal seen inspecting the carcass.

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Nov 17: The decomposed body of an Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella Brevirostris) weighing between 80kg to 100kg, was found washed ashore on Luak Esplanade beach on Saturday morning.

The discovery was made by several public members who happened to pass the area at 10.29am.

Chairman of Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) Miri Chapter Iqbal Abdollah said he was immediately notified of the incident.

Also at the scene was Miri Civil Defence Force (APM). The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) was also informed on the discovery.

The female dolphin measured at 176cm length.

Initial investigations suggested it may have died elsewhere but washed up to this beach during high tide. No visible marks were seen but old nets marked the body around the dorsal fin. — DayakDaily