Dead baby dolphin found spearfished, burnt, cut in Turkey’s Bodrum province
BODRUM – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoA dead baby dolphin has been found spearfished, cut and burned, in the western Turkish province of Bodrum.
İnci Moral, an 18-year-old high school student, found the dead baby dolphin on the shores of the Barboros Bay in Bodrum early on Jan. 25.
The baby dolphin, which is 110 centimeters long and weighs around 20 kilograms, had a spearfishing wound and burns on its body. A part of its tail was also cut, while the remains of a fire were found next to it. It is suspected that some locals had tried to cook and eat the dolphin.
Moral said she was shocked to come across the baby dolphin while heading for sailing practice early in the morning.
“I was shocked to see the killed and burnt baby dolphin on the shore. I will ask for the necessary investigations to be conducted,” she added.
Municipal officers took the baby dolphin to the municipality’s slaughter house after receiving a notice.
The Agriculture Provincial Directorate is set to analyze the body of the dead dolphin, while the Gendarmerie has launched an investigation to find those responsible for killing it.