Rare Mekong river dolphin found dead in Cambodia

A rare Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin was found dead after being entangled in a fisherman’s illegal gillnet in northeast Cambodia, said a Fisheries Administration’s statement to the media.

The 1.04-meter-long, 14-kg weight male dolphin was spotted dead on Feb. 18 in Preaek Prasab district of Kratie province, about 16 km from the Kampi dolphin pool in the Mekong River.

“The Fisheries Administration and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) primarily assessed that the death was caused by the gillnet because there were gillnet marks on its tail base,” the statement said.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2024/02/22/rare-mekong-river-dolphin-found-dead-in-cambodia

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