REPORT OF A STRIPED DOLPHIN, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1833) DEATH CAUSED BY GHOST FISHING IN SOUTH WEST COAST OF INDIA |  UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY

The Coastal Police Patrol discovered a male striped dolphin caught in a discarded fishing net off Tangassery, Coast, Kollam, Kerala, India (8°52′55′′N76°34′26′′E) and later identified it as Stenella coeruleoalba. The imprisoned animal was exhausted from the attempt to release itself from the ensnaring monofilament driftnet. Necropsy indicated that the stomach was devoid of solid food, indicating that the entangled net had caused extended hunger. The incident demonstrates the devastation caused by abandoned fishing gear on our marine creatures.

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