Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 2GB account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 2GB content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Calamity in Coffs Harbour: One of Australia’s oldest rescue dolphins dies

Article image for Calamity in Coffs Harbour: One of Australia’s oldest rescue dolphins dies

40-year-old rescue dolphin Calamity has passed away at her home in the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park at Coffs Harbour.

The park’s managing director Terry Goodall told Deborah Knight the staff were devastated by the “unexpected” loss.

Calamity passed away on the operating table during a procedure to remove a cancerous growth on her tongue.

“She had cancer in her lungs, in her lymph nodes, and her spleen wasn’t in good shape, which was mainly to do with age.”

The Coffs Harbour marine park has been closed due to COVID-19, but Mr Goodall says they plan to reopen to the public on June 16 minus the human-to-animal interaction.

“The staff are pitching for the customers to come back, and I think the animals are as well!”

Click PLAY below to hear the full interview

Image: Getty

Deborah Knight
Advertisement