Irrawaddy Dolphin Found Dead In Kratie

Khmer Times

A male dolphin was found floating dead in the Mekong River in Kratie province. The provincial Fishery Administration is investigating the cause of death a priority.

Kratie Provincial Fishery Administration director Mok Ponlok said yesterday that the carcass of a dolphin calf was found in the river but that the cause of death had not been established yet. The body was found near Kbal Koh village in Kratie city’s Koh Trong commune.

“A citizen alerted us about the death, so we went to investigate. When we found the body, it was difficult to identify the cause of death. The dolphin was already in a decomposing state for some time,” said Ponlok.

Last year, Kratie province celebrated the arrival of four newborn dolphin calves while mourning the deaths of three older dolphins.

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