Dolphin found stranded in Likas Bay

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  • Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

A group of students keeping the dolphin surrounded with water near the university

KOTA KINABALU: A team of biologists are frantically trying to save a stranded dolphin that was found in shallow waters near Likas Bay not far from here.

Villagers found the dolphin, measuring three metres and believed to be a female, at a reef area barely able to move at about 5.30am on Thursday.

They called the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Marine Research Unit and the Wildlife Department for help.

UMS staff and students transferred the dolphin ‎using a boat and placed it in waters within the varsity compound for observation.

Lecturer Dr John Madin from the Marine Research said the dolphin was in a weak condition.

Students of UMS are helping to keep the dolphin alive with a veterinarian from the wildlife ‎department.

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