Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beached dolphins in Brazil saved by beachgoers

Every once in a while you'll hear about a dolphin getting stranded on a beach and someone saving it by pushing it into deeper water. Rarely do you hear of a pod of dolphins doing such a thing.

But that's what happened Monday on a Brazilian beach.

About 20 dolphins found themselves in desperate need of a helping hand, inexplicably swimming into shallow water before getting beached at Arraial do Cabo.

Beachgoers immediately started grabbing tails and pulling the creatures back into deeper water. This went on until every last dolphin was saved.

Great save, people! Watch them make the save here:



  
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1 comment:

  1. Why did the whole pod of dolphins beach themselves? Did they actually survive after being helped back into the water by the beachgoers?
    http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/marine/sonarvideo/video.asp

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