18 Feb, 2019 @ 13:33
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Irish dog walker stumbles upon dead dolphin washed up on Spain’s Costa del Sol

January sees surge of dolphin deaths on Spain’s Costa del Sol beaches
January sees surge of dolphin deaths on Spain’s Costa del Sol beaches
TRAGIC: Dolphin found by part time expat Des Morris in Manilva

A ‘BEAUTIFUL’ dolphin was found washed up on Spain’s Costa del Sol at the weekend.

Irishman Des Morris was walking his dog Holly along the beach in Los Flamencos, Manilva, when he found the dead mammal. 

“I found this on the beach in Los Flamencos this morning,” he wrote on social media on Saturday alongside photos, “this wonderful dolphin will swim no more.” 

The dolphin is believed to have been taken away by experts early this morning. 

“A dead dolphin should be checked in case there’s an environmental issue close by,” Morris, who lives between Ireland and Spain, told the Olive Press,“On the other hand it may just be a natural death.”

The find came after two days of strong winds and a yellow warning for strong tides, meaning the dolphin may have strayed away from his family.

Seprona, the animal arm of the Guardia Civil, was unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts. 


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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