Baby dolphin carcass recovered off Mauritius coast as deaths rise to 40
Baby dolphin carcass recovered off Mauritius coast as deaths rise to 40
ANIMALS

Baby dolphin carcass recovered off Mauritius coast as deaths rise to 40

16:45 August 28, 2020 Reuters

At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said on Friday, as a witness described the moment one mother dolphin died in front of him.Residents who had ventured out in a boat alerted Reuben Pillay to a mother dolphin swimming around her dying baby. He sped off to try to find them; the baby had died by the time he arrived, he said, but the mother initially looked normal. 'But in a few minutes she went on her side, one fin in the water, and one out of the water and then she started flapping her tail really really rapidly,' said Pillay, a professional drone operator and environmentalist who is providing video to Reuters.

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