Dolphins rescued at Langebaan (South Africa)

The ocean update

dolphin-rescued-South-AfricaMarch 10th, 2014. At 17h45 on Sunday the 9th of March, NSRI Mykonos volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated to assist Wildlife Rescue at Kraal Baai, on Langebaan Lagoon, where 2 dolphins were found stranded in shallow water.

Our NSRI volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft SPIRIT OF FREEMASONRY and on arrival on-scene found the two dolphins, appearing to be an adult female dolphin and her calf, stranded in shallow water in a channel where they couldn’t get out because of low tide.

It appeared that the dolphins had become stranded in a channel where the area drains of water at low tide, causing shallow pools of water that only fill up again when high tide comes in. It is not known what caused the dolphins to be so far up the lagoon.

A third dolphin witnessed to be in the area had appeared to avoid being caught in…

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