Mexican environmental authorities found the remains of 18 marine mammals scattered along more than 25 kilometers from the beach Ceuta, in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, officials said.
The staff of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa- in spanish) reported that a total of 10 dolphins (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), one dolphin (Stenella longirostris) a youth humpback whale (Megaptera novaengliae) and six sea lions, some of them were found entangled in fishing nets.
The remains of marine mammals were located during a tour conducted by the Profepa staff, along with the manager of the sea turtle sanctuary biologist Ivan Jesus Guardado.
Guardado explained that so far are unaware precisely the causes of deaths of the cetaceans.
“The youth whale was caught in a kind of nylon net of seven inches and the other species died by drowning,” said the specialist.
Until now qualified staff has fenced the area as the search for more dead species.
According to local media the first findings started longer than a week making them in an advanced state of decomposition.
According to the authorities since 1997, when they found the remains of 57 dolphins 4 humpback whales and 2 turtles dead, it hasn`t filed a case of this type.
Source | EFE