British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2006-05-16 15:52:09

Rescued dolphin was Marra

Following the availability of higher resolution images of last nights' dolphin, rescued successfully from the shore at Beckfoot, it has now been ascertained that this dolphin was indeed the local dolphin known as Marra.

A comparison of imageshas shown that distinctive marking on his right flank matches in three images taken over the last few months, including one from last night.

However, why he stranded at Beckfoot is not known but the fact that blood tests taken and examined before he was released, show he was in good condition.

Once again, BDMLR & WDCS ask members of the public and boat owners not to engage in activity with Marra and we will continue to monitor the unusual behaviour of this most unusual animal.