The carcass of an endangered species has been found one after another in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province.
According to the Yeosu Rescue Team, a marine environmental lifeguard organization, on the 4th, a tourist found a carcass at Seongdubang Breakwater in Dolsan-eup,안전놀이터 Yeosu, and reported it to the coast guard at 9 p.m. the previous day.
The carcass is 180 centimeters long and weighs about 70 kilograms.
This brings the total number of carcasses found in Yeosu this year to 15. Last year, a total of 40 carcasses were found.
Photo: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
An official from the rescue team said, “The number of sharks is plummeting due to overfishing.” “If you find a shark carcass, please report it to the coast guard or rescue team,” he said.
The sanghwa is a native dolphin that has been nicknamed “iron pig” and “fertile” since ancient times. Found primarily in the western and southern waters of the Korean Peninsula, it is a globally endangered species found only in East Asia. It was designated a marine protected species in 2016, and its distribution and sale has been banned.