‘Dolphins may have died dueto environmental conditions’

The carcass of a dolphin that was found on Sasihitlu beach in Mangaluru on Saturday last.  

The two dolphins that were found dead near Mukka and Sasihitlu beach here three days ago could have died due to various environmental conditions, according to a team of scientists and researchers from the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru.

Dolphins are a protected species as per the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

The dolphins could have been stranded along the shore of Mangaluru due to various reasons. Among the reasons could be “extreme tidal fluxes, extreme weather condition, solar storms, human activities, illness or injury or pollution (toxic effects of oil spill),” the team said in a release on Tuesday.

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