Sunrise Divers - Monday, 2 July 2007

Sick dolphin finds help at Karon Beach

A baby dolphin found help from local people when it was found washing up on Karon Beach yesterday. It's not clear what was wrong but it seems the little 'un must have lost it's mum somehow. Local people tried to carry the 30kg dolphin back into deeper water but it did not seem to have energy for swimming. Eventually the dolphin was taken to the Phuket Marine Biological Center at Cape Panwa to be looked after.

Locals try to help the dolphin at Karon Beach

Phuket Aquarium and Marine Biological Center

Update: a later story in the Phuket Gazette said that a second dolphin had been found in Phang Nga. It is not known what's wrong with them or if they will survive.