Tragic Picture Of Dolphin Carrying Dead Calf In Western Australia Goes Viral

Devastating pictures have emerged showing a dolphin carrying it's dead calf in Western Australia.

In a scene that's reminiscent of something off Planet Earth, the dolphin can be seen pushing the baby with its nose in Perth.

Credit: Parks And Wildlife Western Australia
Credit: Parks And Wildlife Western Australia

Parks and Wildlife Western Australia said in a statement: "A sad outcome for one of the Swan Canning Riverpark's new dolphin calves.

"The calf was found deceased in Claremont Bay after becoming entangled in a crab pot. Mother Moon was swimming alongside the calf when the pair was located by the Parks and Wildlife Service on Monday after being reported by a member of the public.

"The dead calf has since been freed from the crab pot, but remains in the water with the mother dolphin as she grieves. Dolphins are highly intelligent creatures and are known to stay with their young for a period of time following a death.

"We will continue to monitor the pair and remove the calf when appropriate to do so. We ask the public to stay well away from the dolphin and her dead calf during this time.

Credit: Parks And Wildlife Western Australia
Credit: Parks And Wildlife Western Australia

"This is a timely reminder to safely dispose of all fishing lines and ropes and report any tangled wildlife immediately."

The picture has been liked more than 1,700 times and shared by more than 700 people. People who have seen the picture have been quick to vent their frustrations.

One person wrote: "Bloody Fisherman and their gear. Hate them all. So over having to clean up after their mess and seeing bait bags, monofilament lines, sinkers, hooks and nets in the water killing marine life and polluting the ocean."

Another simply wrote: "Humans are disgusting."

We feel you, this is heartbreaking.

Featured Image Credit: Parks And Wildlife Western Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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