Dead Irrawaddy dolphin washed up on Kuakata beach

A 10-foot-long Acre Irrawaddy dolphin has surfaced at Kuakata beach in Patuakhali. Dolphin Conservation Committee member Abul Hossain Raju spotted it at Mirabari Point on Kuakata beach on Thursday (June 6) morning.

Raju said that the Bay of Bengal is somewhat turbulent. In the meantime, I saw the dolphin coming ashore with Dewey. Raise the skin over his entire body. Looks like it died two or three years ago. Later I inform the forest department and eco-fis.

According to the Kuakata Dolphin Conservation Committee, seven more dead dolphins have surfaced this year and 15 in the previous 23 years. Earlier on May 25 another dead Irrawaddy dolphin came to the beach.

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin washed up on Kuakata beach

Sagarika Smriti, associate researcher of the Ecofish-2 Bangladesh project of Worldfish, a research institute working on the blue ocean economy, coastal environment and biodiversity, told Jago News that the condition of this dolphin seems to have died two or three years ago. We are researching why this is happening every year.

Ruman Imtiaz Tushar, team leader of Kuakata Dolphin Protection Committee, said that upon receiving the information, our members with the help of Forest Department and Blue-Guard have arranged to bury the dolphin in a safe place. We are working with dolphins around the coast. We appeal to the higher authorities to find out the exact causes of this death.

Abul Kalam Azad, Mahipur Range Officer of the Forest Department said, I heard through the Dolphin Protection Committee. We are sending our members to quickly cover the soil so that the stench does not spread.

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