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Fri 17 Jun 2005

Dolphin carcass report in The New Paper

Category : Singapore Naturalist

The carcass of an Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphin reported on Labrador Beach on Wednesday.

The New Paper might be reporting the story later today (Sat 18 Jun 2005). I had to keep sprinting for the office phone in the next room before the 6th ring went to voicemail. For some reason, various people were calling me there about The New Paper report and the secretary is on leave.

I was frustrated that I had been unable to intercept the carcass, a sentiment shared by other educators and curators. Though lifeless, it hd significant research, educational and conservation value that work towards improving the lot of their species and habitats.

And it was the first dolphin carcass in 15 years of "Body Snatching."

Sigh!

Like the NEA officer said, we don't want a "next time."Much better dolphins just stay alive out in the Southern Islands of Singapore; see video and pictures.

Now I hear there was an otter sighted in Changi?

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