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DMCR Surveys Rare and Endangered Marine Animals

On 18th-19th and 22th-25th May 2023, the staff of the Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand Survey of rare and endangered marine animals in Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, and Phetchaburi provinces found 3 rare marine animals as follows:

1. Bryde's whale: Balaenoptera edeni, 14 individuals, 7 known names and 7 unknowns, along the sea coast, Samut Sakhon province. Distance from shore 12-15 km.

2. Finless Porpoise: Neophocaena phocaenoides in the amount of 5 in the coastal area of ​​Samut Sakhon Province. Distance from shore 12-15 km.

3. Irrawaddy dolphin: Orcaella brevirostris, 14 individuals in the coastal area of ​​Samut Sakhon province. and Samut Songkhram.

A veterinarian examines the health of the discovered Bryde's whale, the respiratory rate and breathing quality were normal, and a good physical condition (Body Condition Score) surveillance criteria in breastfeeding mothers, and tattoo Skin Disease (TSD) lesions were found on the skin of 9 Bryde's whales and 4 unidentified whales, Veterinarians will monitor the health of Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Thailand on the west side next.

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