Dolphins continue to wash up on shore

Dolphins continue to wash up on shore

 

I am part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare and receive updates on a regular basis about different events that are occurring within the animal world. I knew partially that dolphins were washing up on Cape Cod shore regularly, but I didn’t realize that it was a growing problem still.

Rescue teams are spending their days in the freezing cold, trying to rescue the dolphins as they wash up on the beach. It is difficult because the dolphins are coming onto the shore so often. Officials can’t figure out why the dolphins are washing ashore, but there have been more dolphins washed up in 2012 so far, than there has ever been in any other entire year.

The Marina Mammal rescue team has yet to figure out why these occurrences are so often, but is trying to rescue as many dolphins as possible, working on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even with their best efforts, all of the dolphins can’t be saved and the team has lost many of them so far.

One dolphin in particular recently caught team member’s by the heart. The dolphin was just a baby and was very frightened and scared when the team came upon him. However, the team and their rescue equipment were able to put the dolphin back into the ocean. The dolphin showed much application, jumping and squeaking with happiness and he swam through the ocean. Although times have been hard for the rescue them during this busy time, they stated that the moments like that with the young dolphin are what makes it all worth it in the end.