Posted by: The ocean update | March 24, 2016
Dolphin dies during beach rescue near Aberystwyth (Wales, UK)
March 24th, 2016. A dolphin has died after becoming stranded on a Ceredigion beach – despite efforts from coastguards.
The female common dolphin died in Ynyslas, near Aberystwyth, before it could be refloated, while awaiting an assessment from a marine vet.
Surfers alerted Natural Resources Wales once they spotted the dolphin, thought to be about 18 months old, on 18 March.
A post-mortem examination will be completed to help understand how the dolphin became stranded.
Posted in Dolphins, Endangered biodiversity, Marine mammals, Stranding, Threats | Tags: beached common dolphin, Ceredigion beach, dolphins at risk, endangered biodiversity, Stranding, UK, Wales