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The body of a rare Risso's dolphin was washed up on Borve beach (about 8 miles from Cabuzana) on Thursday, 2nd August. The creature measured just under four metres in length, which indicates that it was an adult of the specie (the normal length of an adult Risso's dolphin is three to four metres). Their lifespan can be in excess of 30 years. The waters surrounding the Outer Hebrides, which is the most north-westerly limit of the Risso's range, presents the best opportunities for sighting them, as they normally stay out in deeper waters, feeding on squid and octopus. It is most disturbing hearing all these reports of dead marine animals being washed up on island coastlines, or beaching themselves for some unfathomable reason. These are highly intelligent creatures and there has to be a reason for these casualties. Wouldn't it be nice if we could develop a better understanding of their behaviours, so that we could be of more assistance to them when they are experiencing difficulties?

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