2022/07/25
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Report of Stranding

 How many stranded cetaceans were found in Hong Kong waters in the past ten years? 

  

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total number of
strandings 

 

 

36  

36  

28 

50  

37  

25

26 

45  

55

52

No. of Chinese White Dolphin strandings 

 

10  

9  

12 

15 (a) 

(b)  

(b)  

7

11

No. of
Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoise strandings

 

25 

29 

19 

33  

21 

17  

18  

33 

42

35

No. of
other cetacean strandings

 

 

1  

0  

5  

(c) 

3  

6

6

 (a) One stranding case of an injured Chinese white dolphin. The injured dolphin was transferred to Ocean Park Hong Kong for veterinary care and treatment. However, due to deterioration in condition, the dolphin was humanely euthanized.

(b) One potential stranding case of an injured Chinese white dolphin. The individual did not strand and showed signs of recovery in subsequent observations.

(c) One potential stranding case of a young Pantropical spotted dolphin discovered inside the water of a marina. The individual did not strand, left the marina and not sighted again in subsequent observations.