Dolphin carcass found on Kuala Batu 1 beach

Iqbal measures the carcass at the scene yesterday.

MIRI, Sept 10: A dolphin (Tursiops Aduncus) was found dead on the beach of a fishing village in Kuala Batu 1 on Sunday evening (Sept 9).

Initial examinations discovered marks left by fishing nets on its upper body.

The dolphin was 212cm long and weighed 120kg.

Members of the public have informed Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) on the discovery, said Malaysian Nature Society Miri branch chairman, Iqbal Abdollah in a statement on Monday.

The dolphin which was decomposing, was immediately buried.

According to Iqbal, the species was a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998 of Sarawak.

On Sunday around 5.30pm, the carcass was found by a group of people who happened to stop by the area.

They immediately alerted the authorities on the discovery. — DayakDaily