Wounded dolphin stranded in Likas waters

AVILA GERALDINE

‎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.‎