Sad end for beached dolphin in Aguadulce on Spain’s Costa Almeria

REMINDER: The Guardia Civil stressed beached dolphins should not be put back in the sea CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

IT was a sad end for a dolphin which died after beaching in Aguadulce in Roquetas de Mar on Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the Equinac marine life rescue association, assisted by Guardia Civil officers, could only organise the removal of the creature’s body for a post-mortem to be carried out.

The Almeria Costa aquarium provided a van to transport the corpse and the use of its facilities.


CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

The Guardia issued a reminder to the public that dolphins usually beach because they are sick, severely injured and unlikely to survive.

They should not be put back in the sea, the Guardia stressed, “as it increases their agony and would increase the risk of them suffering greater injuries.”

Anyone who finds a beached dolphin should call 112 or 062.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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