Dead dolphins in La Paz yesterday. Dead dolphins in La Paz yesterday.

38 dolphins rescued on La Paz beach

59 were found after what experts believe was attack by other species

Volunteers and government officials rescued 38 dolphins on a beach in La Paz, Baja California Sur, yesterday morning.


A total of 59 dolphins were discovered on the rocky beach at Pichilingue but 21 died despite the efforts of specialists from the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, non-governmental organizations and the federal environmental protection agency, Profepa.

Experts said that bite marks found on the short-beaked dolphins indicate they were attacked by bottlenose dolphins.

An autopsy will be carried out on two of the animals for further analysis. The remainder will be buried, Profepa officials said.

Experts said it was the largest dolphin beaching incident seen in the state in recent years.

The last big dolphin beaching was reported in 2015 when 23 specimens were found on San Lázaro beach in the municipality of Comondú. Seven were rescued and returned to the open sea.

Source: El Universal (sp), BCS Noticias (sp)

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  • WestCoastHwy

    I hope they don’t waste the meat, that will make a lot of fish tacos or ceviche. I hate to see things go to waste.

  • DreadFool

    the war on dolphins has no end in BCS — it’s the bottlenose gang vs the flippaz

  • kallen

    The story doesn’t go deep enough. Scientific organizations have explored the phenomena of inexplicable behavior like beaching and of predators branching out to pursue other prey, their findings? They very well could be starving. From my house on a hill overlooking the Gulfo de California, I can see the long-liners pillaging the sea at night. Mexico has done a poor job of protecting fisheries resources for future generations – it prefers to make a quick buck inviting other nations to rape their resources.