They find 34 dolphins stranded on the beach of Baja California Sur |  Videos

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) reported this Thursday the discovery of 34 dolphin carcasses stranded on a coast of La Paz, Baja California Sur.

In a statement, Profepa explained that of the 34 specimens 19 are males, 11 females and 3 are undefinedwith a size of 2.00 to 2.20 meters, some in an advanced state of decomposition, which suggests that the mammals perished far from the coast and it was the waves and winds that washed them up on the beach.

The discovery of the marine animals was due to the attention to the report received in La Paz by specialists and federal inspectors from Profepa, in coordination with the State Stranding Network, the Rescue Center, PRIMMA, MMARES and the Whale Museum.

The dolphins were found in an area of ​​approximately 600 meters along the coastline.

When reviewing the specimens no injuries, blows or anthropogenic damage were detectedsamples of fat, skin, stomach contents, liver, kidney, urine, renal gland, lung, heart and feces were taken to determine the causes of death.

After two juvenile specimens were reserved for necropsy, the other bodies were buried in the area where the stranding occurred: 3 of them in two pits made manually and 28 in a single pit made using heavy machinery.

Profepa indicated that there has been information on the presence of some algal bloom (red tide), spills or contamination in tides near the place of discovery. The Attorney General’s Office assured that it will continue to carry out investigations to determine the cause of death of the mammals.

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