The Department of Conservation in Invercargill notified us that there was a dead dolphin on the beach at Colac Bay. It was identified as a Hectors dolphin and was found less than two hundred metres from the car park at the Tīhaka end of the Colac Bay Foreshore Road.

The dolphin was just over a metre in length and looked to be in good condition. It will be interesting to know what the cause of death was when they conduct the necropsy as there were some marks displayed on the outer skin on the body and around the dorsal fin. [Read more…]