Another dead porpoise found on a Lantau beach

Another finless porpoise has been found dead on a Lantau beach, taking the total to six deceased dolphins and porpoises since Chinese New Year.

Hong Kong Ocean Park Conservation Foundation says the decomposed body of a porpoise was discovered on Lower Cheung Sha Wan Beach on Saturday.

The porpoise, about 67 centimeters long, was taken to Ocean Park for further examination in order to understand the cause of death, Ming Pao reports.

The body of a stranded juvenile porpoise was discovered on Tai Long Wan Beach on February 20 – one of four deaths over the Lunar New Year.

Apart from one porpoise that was most likely struck by a marine propeller, most of the deaths appear to be a result of stranding.

Photo: Apple Daily/Ocean Park Conservation Foundation

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