KOTA KINABALU: A wounded dolphin was found stranded in shallow waters near Likas here, this morning.
Villagers discovered the 3-m long dolphin stuck at a reef area at about 5.30am and immediately informed the Marine Research Unit of Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
UMS staff and students transferred the dolphin using a boat and placed it at waters within the varsity compound for observation.
Lecturer Dr John Madin from the Marine Research said the dolphin, believed female, was in a weak condition.
"Our students are helping it to keep afloat so it will not drown," he said when met at UMS.
A veteranian from the department was also there to check on its condition.