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29 May 2018

Dead Dolphin Found On UK Beach Had Swallowed Rubber Glove

Further evidence of the widespread plastic pollution in the ocean has emerged after a dolphin washed up on a Norfolk beach in the UK and had part of a rubber glove in its stomach.

A post-mortem on the young male Risso's dolphin revealed the find after being discovered dead on Great Yarmouth South Beach.  The dolphin was very thin and had not been feeding normally.

It is thought that this is the first Risso’s dolphin stranded in the southern North Sea since one was found in Kent in the 1960’s. Risso’s dolphins usually live in deeper waters and are seen in groups of 10 to 50.

For more information about Risso’s dolphins see our WDC species guide.

Risso's dolphin

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