October 25, 2021, 10:42 am
Kalapara (Patuakhali) Correspondent. A dead 8-foot-long dry dolphin has floated back to Kuakata beach. Thirty-three on the beach at ten o’clock on Wednesday morning The locals saw the dolphin at Kani Point. After informing the Dolphin Protection Committee, they visited the spot. The members of the Dolphin Conservation Committee said it is about 6 feet long and 2 feet wide The skin on the upper part of the body of this dolphin has risen a lot.
It is thought to have died three to four days ago after being hit by a fisherman’s net. Forest and Fisheries Department officials have been informed, they said. Patuakhali District Forest Department official Tariqul Ilsam said the dead dolphin would be preserved. An autopsy will be conducted to unravel the mystery of the death, he said. Earlier on September 2, it was 12 feet long in the Forest Point area of the beach A dead dolphin floated away. About 20 dead dolphins have floated on the beach this year. The Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) has launched an initiative to find such dead dolphins floating on Kuakata beach this year.