EFELa Paz, Mexico

At least 30 common short-beaked dolphins were found dead in the Gulf of California, or the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Mexico's northwestern Baja California Sur state, authorities reported Thursday.

After the report, environmental authorities and other civil organizations dispatched representatives to the site, north of the state capital of La Paz, where the members of the Delphinus capensis species - the most common dolphin in the world - were found dead on both Wednesday and Thursday.

Officials with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa), in coordination with the Network for Attention to Marine Mammal Beachings for the Coast of Baja California Sur, tallied the number of dolphins found dead along the beaches and ended up removing several other dead individuals that were floating near the coast.