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Update on Mandurah dolphin calf impaled by a gidgee spear

'Bliss', the dolphin calf in Mandurah who survived an ordeal being impaled by a gidgee spear a few weeks ago, is doing well. The wound is healing well and Bliss appears to be healthy. Although Bliss and his mother are back together with their usual associates, Bliss is still staying close by his mum’s side and haven’t yet been observed socializing with the other six similarly aged calves in the community. The Estuary Guardians and researchers will keep monitoring Bliss’s recovery. Investigations into this incident and how it occurred are still ongoing at this stage.