An autopsy has been carried out on
one of the 73 dead dolphin bodies found on Jask beaches, south of
Iran, ISNA reported on October 29,
The marine deputy of Iran Department
of Environment announced that a new program regarding the monitoring of the
death of aquatic has been set up with the collaboration of the Environment
Program of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.
Dr Nabavi, on the occasion of the
autopsy of one of the 73 dead dolphin bodies found on Jask beaches, said to the
environment reporter of ISNA: In this program patrolling the region, reporting
dead aquatic on the beaches, monitoring fishing activities and tracking of
aquatic, especially the dolphins, are previewed.
He pointed to the death of 73
dolphins in Jask region and said: The reason of their death is not still known.
It is the first time that such a vast investigation in this regard is taking
Nabavi pointed to the fact that the
dead dolphins were not of the type usually found in the Persian Gulf and belonged to species called the Stripped
The Environment deputy said:
Although the cause of the death of these dolphins is not yet known but the main
reason for the death of dolphins in the region is usually the net used by the
He added: Studies carried out on
previous instances of death of dolphins revealed that they were not intoxicated
but traces of claws on their bodies were found in 9 cases.
Nabavi added: We have requested
two of the international experts to collaborate and help us in studying the
death of 73 dolphins.
He pointed to the lack of sufficient
naval equipments to monitor the 2500 kilometres of waterfront in the south and
said more investment should be done in this respect.
The body of one of the dolphins
was carried to Tehran to be studied in the
veterinary laboratories in Tehran University.
Note: Original article
published in Persian by ISNA.
for Payvand.com by BMarz translators: http://www.BMarz.com