Mystery surrounds death of Franciscana dolphins
Investigations are underway into the possible cause of death of a large number of Franciscana dolphins that have washed up on several beaches in Argentina.
Experts are unsure why 23 of the endangered Franciscana dolphins, found last week, have stranded but many seem to have markings on their snouts.
The dolphins washed up on beaches south of Buenos Aires and seem to have died at the same time.
Franciscana dolphins are an endangered species found in the waters off Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. They face many threats and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more