Dolphin may have died from fishing hook infection


The Rough Tooted Dolphin that was washed into Kg Pintasan shore in Kota Kinabalu on Christmas eve

KOTA KINABALU: The rough-toothed dolphin that washed onto the shore of Kampung Pintasan was likely to have died due to infections caused by indigestion after it consumed a squid attached on a hook.

Sabah Wildlife Department assistant director Dr Sen Nathan said that an eight-inch long hook attached to a squid was found embedded in the stomach of the male adult dolphin during the post-mortem.

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