Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Friday, 17 December 2010

Sad story...

I have just recieved several calls from people around Dale, reporting what appears to be a juvenile dolphin trying to live strand on Jubilee beach near the Gann estuary on the Northwestern side of the Milford Haven. I have contacted Rod Penrose the Welsh Marine Mammal Strandings Coordinator and he in turn has alerted Terry Leadbetter of the Seal Rescue Centre based at Milford.

Sadly the prospects for this animal are not good as it appears to have lost its mother and most animals that live strand are in a bad way. It seems their fear of drowning overtakes their fear of getting stranded. Probably the best thing to do is if the animal trys to strand repearedly, is to allow it to do so and if possible keeping it wet and protecting it until help comes.

Thanks to all those that phoned, we will update as further information becomes available...

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