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Dolphin washed ashore

NEW INDIAN EXPRESS Thursday February 2 2006

CUDDALORE: A 15-feet long dolphin, which was washed ashore, died at a coastal village near here on Wednesday.

The marine animal reached the coast near Suba Uppalavadi on Wednesday morning. With the help of local fishermen the dolphin swam back to sea.

But within two hours the dolphin returned to die on the sandy shores at the mouth of the Thenpennnaiyar river mouth at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Environmental activists feel that it was the effluent discharged by the SIPCOT industries into the sea that had killed the animal. The industries, they said, were posing a threat to the marine ecosystem.

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