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Australia: Mystery Surrounds Dolphin Deaths


By David Sparkes – “DEBATE over deaths of marine animals in Gladstone Harbour could be about to flare up yet again.

Two dolphins have washed up dead within the space of a week, and neither shows any obvious cause of death.

Clive Last, caretaker at Turtle Island, stumbled upon the ugly spectre of a bloated, dead dolphin on May 15. He immediately reported the finding to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), who went to the scene.

Just one week earlier, another dead dolphin was found washed up on Boyne Island on May 9…

‘I was disappointed first off (to discover the dolphin), because you don’t see too many dolphins dead on the beach,’ he told The Observer. ‘I go out in the boat a lot, fishing and all that in the harbour, and you do get passionate about what happens in it.

‘It’s extremely unusual, because you just don’t see dolphins washing up like this.'” Read more.

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