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Stranded dolphin rescued from Sanya's coast

Print english.sanya.gov.cn Updated: 2024-05-15

A professional medical team conducts a B-ultrasound examination of the injured dolphin. [Photo/Sanya Daily]

A stranded dolphin was rescued in the shallows near the Maotai Resort in Sanya's Haitang Bay on May 11.

Sanya's coast guard bureau responded to a call that morning, reporting there was a dolphin stranded in an area with shallow water and abundant reefs, which were preventing it from returning to the sea.

Upon reaching the location, officials discovered a young dolphin less than 2 meters in length, stuck in the water and only half submerged.

The dolphin's mouth showed signs of injury and it was unable to swim independently. Following guidance from on-site experts, officials carefully relocated the dolphin to the shore, where they covered it with a wet towel and administered cooling water.

If tourists observe injured or otherwise struggling marine wildlife, please call the maritime emergency hotline number at 95110 or contact professionals for assistance.

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