Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Taiwan Pink Dolphin Death

The Coast Guard has reported finding a dead Taiwan pink dolphin at Shengu Village in Shengang Township on the Chunghua Coast on 11 April. Cause of death isn't known. The carcass has been removed to the National Science Museum in Taichung.

The loss of a single critically endangered Taiwan pink dolphin is extremely concerning as the loss of a single animal could be catastrophic to this unique population that is poised on the brink of extinction.

In September 2009 a Taiwan pink dolphin drowned in Miaoli after becoming entangled in what was almost certainly fishing gear.

We'll be following developments closely and will post additional information as it becomes available.

See Taiwan Pink Dolphin Beaches and Dies on the Coast at Tonghsiao (Sept 2009)

Pink Dolphin Carcass

Also see:
Two Pink Dolphins found Dead in Hong Kong

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