Tag Archives: Marine mammal

photo by Voz de Nosara

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.