GAZETTE wildlife correspondent Stewart Beer is keen to hear from anyone who might have information about the remains of a dolphin seen in the River Taw over the festive period. I have heard firm reports from local anglers and bait-diggers that the carcas

GAZETTE wildlife correspondent Stewart Beer is keen to hear from anyone who might have information about the remains of a dolphin seen in the River Taw over the festive period."I have heard firm reports from local anglers and bait-diggersthat the carcass of a "common" dolphin was seen at lowtide near the new Taw bridge. It has been described tome as having a white underside, bronze sides and darkback and appeared to be injury free. "The question is, hadthe cetacean been fatally injured by a trawl boat - asall too often happens - and been swept up by the tide, orhad it swum up the estuary to die by some other cause?"Stewart has been to investigate, but has been unable to find the remains and would like to hear from anyone who has information, or even a photograph. Please write to Stewart c/o the North Devon Gazette or call us on (01271) 345056.