Thursday, March 08, 2012

Dolphin pod saved after beaching themselves

A group of beachgoers in Brazil acted quickly to help save a pod of dolphins who stranded themselves before their eyes.

Incredible footage of the incident shows 20 dolphins swimming right onto the shore of a beach at Brazil’s Arraial do Cabo at 8am on March 5, then thrashing about frantically after beaching themselves.


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However, the frightened mammals weren’t stuck for long with locals racing to the water to help drag the dolphins back to sea. A man in board shorts approaches the animals cautiously and is soon followed by like-minded beachgoers who stoop down and do what they can to try and move the mammals on.

A Speedo-clad man stands over one of the dolphins and inspects it for a few moments, looking for a way to move the animal, before another man helps him drag it into the ocean by its tail. Despite the sea creatures thrashing about in panic the entire pod is moved to deeper waters in less than two minutes.

9 comments:

Brixter said...

If it happened in Japan, it would have a different story.

Anonymous said...

Poor dolphin who had to be rescued by the man in a speedo.

Ratz said...

Brixter: I believe it's mainly only one part of Japan that eats dolphin, Taiji. A quote from one of them: “I hate cutting up dolphin,” says Motohata Toshihiro, who runs a nearby whale-meat shop. “The stink stays on you for days, even after several baths.”

Shak said...

Bravo to those that helped. With all the cruelty in the world, it's nice to see somebody doing something benevolent.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they're sentient alright... /eyeroll

Minnesotastan said...

Excellent video. Thanks for posting this, Kev.

Fred said...

That's an uplifter. Needed that today. Thanks!

kdub said...

Yeah, cool video but... duh dolphins, duuuuh.

shak said...

Yeah, like humans never do anything stupid. Right?