Posted by: The ocean update | February 23, 2016

Rare dolphin washed up in Highlands weeks after rescue (UK)

The dolphin was found washed up on Munlochy beach

The dolphin was found washed up on Munlochy beach

February 23rd, 2016 (Calum Ross). A rare dolphin which was rescued by volunteers just a few weeks ago has been found dead on the shores of the Black Isle.

The Risso’s dolphin, a species which is normally found in much deeper water, has been found washed up near Munlochy Bay.

Experts reported yesterday that they believed it was the same dolphin that was saved last month by volunteers from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the SSPCA.

It had become stranded on January 9 near Redcastle, on the Black Isle, but was re-floated in the Beauly Firth.

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