Rescuers hope sick dolphin will live

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  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

KOTA KINABALU: Marine biologists are keeping their fingers crossed that a male dolphin found floundering in shallow waters of the Likas Bay will survive

The risso dolphin has since been moved to the Borneo Marine Research Institute at Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

Sabah Wildlife Department assistant director Dr Sen Nathan said the dolphin was believed to have suffered a chronic bacterial, virus or parasitic infection.

“That’s what made it too weak to go against the water current, causing it to be stranded in the shallow areas,” he said.

“Realistically, its chances for recovery is slim as with any other stranded marine mammal. But we will hope for the best,” Sen said.

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