News just in from the Orca Research Trust: We are sad to report the orca who stranded in Brazil has died. A necropsy is currently being conducted.
This article provides more information about the orca who stranded and sadly died in Brazil (link & translation below):
"The orca that ran aground on the beach of Boca Whale in Anchieta, in the south of the Holy Spirit, died early on Friday (15). According the the manager of Beaches Monitoring Project (PMP-BC / ES), Bruno Berger, later on Thursday (14) the mammal was once again placed in the sea, but returned on his own to the beach. The orca was monitored throughout the night, but not resisitiu. Now, the animal will be taken to the base of the Orca Institute in Guarapari, where a necropsy will be performed to investigate the cause of death.
Segundo the director of the Orca Institute, Lupércio Barbosa, the animal, which is the species of dolphins, worsened dawn. On Thursday (14), the orca was examined by a team of the institute and came to be shifted to the sea, but returned. "An attempt to put it in the water was made, but she did not swim on their own and returned to the beach. From there, the chances of it fell back too, because I was not strong enough, "said the manager of PMP-BC / ES, Bruno Berger.
Throughout the night, teams took turns to monitor the health of the mammal. "Around 1 am reached by a team of Bahia, the Humpback Whale Institute. They took control of the operation and the animal was well, keeping vital signs. But on Friday (15) around 6:30 am, she moved a lot and then stopped. Was not responding, " said Bruno.
According to Ipram, despite weighing almost two tons, the orca was thin, with diarrhea, vomiting and many external injuries. "One thing that caught our attention is that it was expelling secretion by the operculum, that hole in the top of the head, where she breathes," said Bruno.
A death was reported around 8:30 am on Friday (15). Material collected to investigate what may have caused the disease. The animal will be taken to the base of the Orca Institute in Guarapari, where a necropsy will be done."
Photo: c. Aline Souza / TV Gazeta.