Federal agencies are investigating the death of dolphins in the municipality of Coari, in the interior of Amazonas. Researchers have set up a task force to understand what actually happened to the mammals in the region. The first cases occurred as a result of the severe drought in the state at this time of year. The effort is being coordinated by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (IcmBio), with support from the Federal University of Amazonas, the Mamirauá Institute and Coari city hall. The animals found are taken to a tent set up near the city's harbour, where necropsies and data collection are carried out to find out why they died.
Source: Amazon Agency