Quick Thinking Beachgoers Saves 30 Beached Dolphins

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Usually when marine mammals like dolphins and whales get stranded on beaches, people wait for experts to come and help rescue them. What usually ends up happening is that many die because of the time delay. Beachgoers in Brazil were not taking that chance - Instead, they quickly sprang to action and saved a pod of unfortunate dolphins that recently showed up along a sandy beach.

The amazing incident took place on March 9th, along the pristine coastline of Rio de Janeiro. Hundreds of people were relaxing in the sun when they suddenly noticed a pod of dolphins make their way towards the shore.

Thanks to the shallow waters they soon became beached and try as they did, could not get back into the ocean. For a few moments everybody was too stunned to do anything. Then, some quick thinking souls sprang to action and began pulling the dolphins by the tails and dragging them into deeper waters.

Realizing that they could all help, others joined in and soon, all 30 dolphins were swimming away to safety. Experts believe that the dolphins had been caught in a strong current, which had dragged them all the way to the beach. The best part is that a German tourist managed to capture this amazing rescue effort on video. Hopefully, it will inspire others to do the same, if faced with a similar situation.

Resources: digitaljournal.com, dailymail.co.uk

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  • honjouWednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:04 am
    sad :c
    • Quinceras@24Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm
      This article, "Quick thinking beach goers save 30 beached dolphins" is mostly about when 30 dolphins come and they were on the sea shore they were trying to go back in the ocean but it was like they couldn't move. The people who saw them and they thought about calling the experts but knew what would happen if they did. They just pulled them by there tails and got them far from shore.They saved the dolphins from dying. What do you think about my summary? Please comment:)
      • legolover100
        legolover100Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:12 pm
        nice!
      • coolWednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:22 am
        yea, Everyone helped so they were ok
        • kiskittykat
          kiskittykatWednesday, April 12, 2017 at 3:48 am
          whait i did not wanch it till the end are the dolphins ok
          • lailacat46Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:04 am
            i feel bad for them
            • ARIANAFriday, September 23, 2016 at 8:40 am
              DOLPHINS ARE THE BEST
              • dolphin lover Friday, April 29, 2016 at 9:57 am
                I hope they are OK. and i want to be a dolphin trainer
                • donbenito
                  donbenitoTuesday, January 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm
                  I glad that the people rescued the dolphins. I would have loved to see that event
                  • Catgirl Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:54 am
                    Good that they did it for them and not just leave them there 🐬😂
                    • jonathan6
                      jonathan6Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:43 am
                      WOW