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Dolphins found dead near Mauritius oil spill

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and...more

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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A policeman takes a photograph of a carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26, 2020. Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the spill from a Japanese ship, which was scuttled on Monday after running aground in July and leaking oil.

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A policeman takes a photograph of a carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26, 2020. Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the...more

A policeman takes a photograph of a carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26, 2020. Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the spill from a Japanese ship, which was scuttled on Monday after running aground in July and leaking oil. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice
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A carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore is seen at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. The death toll may rise: fisherman Yasfeen Heenaye said he saw between 25 and 30 apparently dead dolphins floating in the lagoon on Friday morning, among scores of the animals that fishermen were trying to herd away from the pollution.

REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice

A carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore is seen at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. The death toll may rise: fisherman Yasfeen Heenaye said he saw between 25 and 30 apparently dead dolphins floating in the lagoon on Friday...more

A carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore is seen at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. The death toll may rise: fisherman Yasfeen Heenaye said he saw between 25 and 30 apparently dead dolphins floating in the lagoon on Friday morning, among scores of the animals that fishermen were trying to herd away from the pollution. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice
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Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. Autopsy results on 25 dolphins that washed ashore Wednesday and Thursday are expected in the coming days, he said. So far veterinarians have examined only two of the dolphins, which bore signs of injury but no trace of hydrocarbons in their bodies, according to preliminary autopsy results. The autopsy on the first two was conducted by the government-run Albion Fisheries Research Centre.

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Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. Autopsy results on 25 dolphins that washed ashore Wednesday and Thursday are expected in the coming days, he said. So far veterinarians...more

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. Autopsy results on 25 dolphins that washed ashore Wednesday and Thursday are expected in the coming days, he said. So far veterinarians have examined only two of the dolphins, which bore signs of injury but no trace of hydrocarbons in their bodies, according to preliminary autopsy results. The autopsy on the first two was conducted by the government-run Albion Fisheries Research Centre. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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A carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore is seen at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice

A carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore is seen at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice

A carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore is seen at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice
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A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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An unidentified man looks at the carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express

An unidentified man looks at the carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express

An unidentified man looks at the carcass of a dolphin that died and was washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express
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Coast guards bring dead dolphins to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Coast guards bring dead dolphins to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Coast guards bring dead dolphins to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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A dolphin carcass lies near the water at Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26.  REUTERS

A dolphin carcass lies near the water at Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS

A dolphin carcass lies near the water at Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS
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Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26,. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26,. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26,. REUTERS/Beekash Roopun/L'Express Maurice
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Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Workers load carcasses of dolphins that died and were washed up on shore at the Grand Sable, Mauritius, August 26. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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Dolphins are seen as they swim near the shore of the Indian Ocean near Pointe aux Feuilles, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Dolphins are seen as they swim near the shore of the Indian Ocean near Pointe aux Feuilles, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

Dolphins are seen as they swim near the shore of the Indian Ocean near Pointe aux Feuilles, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay
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