Bottlenose dolphins in diving, released into the ocean


A live bottlenose dolphin has floated in a pond adjacent to the Andharmanik river in Kalapara, Patuakhali. It is six feet in length and one and a half feet in width.

On Thursday (June 13) at three o’clock in the afternoon, the dolphin floated in the pond near Andharmanik river in Jalalpur village of Nilganj union. Later, the dolphin was released in the Bay of Bengal estuary around 5:30 pm.

Bottlenose dolphins in diving, released into the ocean

Almonjir, a member of the Kalapara team of the voluntary animal welfare and environmental organization Animal Lovers of Patuakhali, said that the bottlenose dolphin was slightly injured after being caught in the fishermen’s net. We gave some first aid. We believe that it later lost its way and entered the basin as the Andharmanik River. Before this, there were no reports of dolphins floating in rivers or ponds in the southern region.

Bottlenose dolphins in diving, released into the ocean

Kuakata Dolphin Protection Committee team leader Ruman Imtiaz Tushar told Jago News that earlier in 2023, a live Irrawaddy dolphin came to the Lembourbon estuary but fell ill and died with a baby in her stomach. The dolphin, which was rescued on Thursday, may have been lost or sick and entered the pool from the estuary. In addition, several times of the year, sick and dead dolphins are seen in the vicinity of Kuakata.

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