The British aquarium director explained why she had to euthanize this baby dolphin after it got stranded on a beach on the Spanish island of Mallorca.
Local authorities have called the UK director of the Palma Aquarium Marine Fauna Rescue Center, Debora Morrison, to help save the striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) stranded on a beach in the Puerto de Alcudia municipality of Spain’s Balearic Island.
Mrs. Morrison said, “I was pulled out of bed at six in the morning.
These animals live in the deep ocean and rarely come near the coast.
“It was only stranded and that was a very bad sign.”
According to the aquarium director, the local authorities tried to pull the baby dolphin back into the sea several times.
She added, “The animal was suffering from stranding syndrome, its heart was beating fast, it was shaking and when it [local authorities] I tried taking it into the sea but it just got stranded again. ‘
Ms. Morrison also told Newsflash, “We had to get it out of his misery and we gave it euthanasia. We didn’t leave it to suffer on the beach.”
According to reports, the Palma Aquarium is waiting for the results of the forensic investigation to find out more about the cause of the tragic stranding.
Local media reported that in June 2014, 12 dolphins were stranded on the same beach.
When asked about the possible cause of the animal stranding in Puerto de Alcudia, Ms. Morrison told local media: “We had two bad days before the animal was found and I think it has something to do with it.
“Every time we have a storm, the sea throws up animals, dead or alive. I think it is related. “