21 dolphins die after dozens wash ashore on coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico
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21 dolphins die after dozens wash ashore on coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico

Workers attended to the dolphins and saved 33 of them, but 21 died.

environment Updated: Feb 14, 2018 09:24 IST
AP, Mexico City
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Marine experts believe an attack by a group of bottlenose dolphins provoked the mass beaching.(AP File Photo/Representative image )

Mexican authorities say dozens of dolphins have been found stranded on a rocky beach along the coast of Baja California Sur state.

The federal environmental protection agency says 54 of the marine mammals came onshore in the area of La Paz Bay. Workers attended to the dolphins and saved 33 of them, but 21 died.

The agency said Tuesday in a statement that they were short-beaked common dolphins. Marine experts believe an attack by a group of bottlenose dolphins provoked the mass beaching.

Photos released by the agency show dozens of dolphins washed up on the rocks and lined up in the sand, overseen by white-coated personnel.

First Published: Feb 14, 2018 09:24 IST