Walkers came across the lifeless body of a dolphin on a beach on Île Callot (Finistère) on Saturday morning.

The dead animal stranded off Carantec (Finistère) measured almost 2 meters, says



He was missing one of his pectoral fins.

The witnesses quickly informed the town hall of the town of their discovery.

A 6-year-old child was among those who found the body.

400 cetacean strandings two years ago in Brittany

The municipality then followed the established protocol and contacted the coordinator of the national stranding network located at the Océanopolis center in Brest (Finistère).

The strandings of cetacean remains are not uncommon in Brittany.

More than 400 events of this type were recorded in 2019 in the region.

These statistics take into account the corpses of common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins or porpoises.

There are several possible reasons leading to the phenomenon.

Among them is the inadvertent fishing of these mammals.


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