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Grieving dolphin swims alongside calf that died in Swan River crab pot

A baby dolphin has died after it became entangled with a crab pot in the Swan River.

A member of the public reported the dead calf in Claremont Bay to the Department of Parks and Wildlife on Monday.

The mother with her baby.

The mother with her baby.Credit:Parks & Wildlife WA

When Parks and Wildlife officers attended, they found the calf’s mother was swimming alongside her dead baby.

“The dead calf has since been freed from the crab pot, but remains in the water with the mother dolphin as she grieves,” a Parks and Wildlife statement said.

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