Cape Verde: People at West Africa’s Cape Verde islands are surprised as well as saddened to see almost 100 dolphins lying dead on a local beach after the carcasses were washed ashore by the sea. Authorities in the Cape Verde islands are perplexed at the sight of the dead dolphins and are waiting for experts from Spain to help determine why more than 100 dolphins died on a local beach.
Local media reported that around 200 melon-headed dolphins were found on a beach on Boa Vista island on September 24. Officials, residents and tourists managed to drag them back to the sea but many returned. Then after a total of 136 dead dolphins were found dead which were buried by the authorities later.
BIOS Cape verde, a volunteer environmental association in the former Portuguese colony said on Friday on its Facebook page that it took samples from more than 50 dolphins while four dolphins have been placed in deep freeze for further tests by the local council.
The association said veterinarians from the University of Las Palmas in Spain’s Canary islands are due in the coming days to perform tests.