People were upset to see devastating pictures of a dolphin carrying its dead calf in Western Australia. The dolphin was seen pushing the baby with its nose and it was definitely not a good sight.
Parks and Wildlife Western Austraia said in a statement: “A sad outcome for one of the Swan Canning Riverpark’s new dolphin calves.
“The calf was found deceased in Claremont Bay after becoming entangled in a crab pot. Mother Moon was swimming alongside the calf when the pair was located by the Parks and Wildlife Service on Monday after being reported by a member of the public.
“The dead calf has since been freed from the crab pot, but remains in the water with the mother dolphin as she grieves. Dolphins are highly intelligent creatures and are known to stay with their young for a period of time following a death.
“We will continue to monitor the pair and remove the calf when appropriate to do so. We ask the public to stay well away from the dolphin and her dead calf during this time.
“This is a timely reminder to safely dispose of all fishing lines and ropes and report any tangled wildlife immediately.”
As expected, the picture went viral and has been shared by more than 700 people. Obviously, most of them were disheartened with the incident.
One person wrote: “Bloody Fisherman and their gear. Hate them all. So over having to clean up after their mess and seeing bait bags, monofilament lines, sinkers, hooks and nets in the water killing marine life and polluting the ocean.”
Another simply wrote: “Humans are disgusting.”
What’s your take on the whole thing?