Last week a third dolphin in two months was discovered stranded in shallow Costa Rican waters. It died in the night and experts think it is the victim of a nerve disorder called Neurobrucellosis, although tests will be done to confirm.
See the full article in the Voz de Nosara.
What to do when you find a stranded dolphin?
- Call the Universidad Nacional en Heredia directly or dial 911. The university has a team of biologists and veterinarians to respond and to investigate strandings of large marine mammals.
- Attempt to re-float the animal in sea water,using a sling, like a beach towel, to move it.
But do this only once. If the animal returns to shallow water or the beach, don’t touch it again.