Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Nearly 50 dolphins die as 61 wash up on Argentinian beach ‘after being driven to the shore by killer whales’

Sixty-one short-beaked common dolphins found washed up in Puerto Madryn

According to authorities, 49 died on the coast of a Patagonian national park
Secretary of Protected Areas Nestor Garcia noted a killer whale increase nearby

PUBLISHED: 11:03, 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25, 26 March 2018

More than 60 dolphins have been found stranded on a popular beach resort - and experts have said killer whales could be responsible.

Sixty-one short-beaked common dolphins were found washed up in Puerto Madryn, an Argentinian city in northern Patagonia.

According to local authorities, 49 of them died on the coast of the El Doradillo Protected Natural Area while 12 were returned to the sea alive.

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