30 stranded dolphins in Brazil beach shore saved, returned back safely to deeper water (Video)

By on Mar 11, 2012 in Animals, South America Comments

Around 30 dolphins were seen stranded in a beach shore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil early this week and all of them were saved and brought them back to deeper water, as shown in the video below.

Stranded dolphins in Rio de Janeiro beach
being saved and returned back to water

Image Credit: Gerd Traue/YouTube

According to the YouTube video description, the incident took place at Arraial do Cabo, a beach town located 170 km east of Rio de Janeiro, at around 8 a.m. (local time) on Monday, March 5, 2012.

Apparently, the dolphins got stranded in the sea shore and were saved by local people by bringing them back to the water, with all of them reportedly safe and healthy, but there was no clear explanation why they got there.

Nevertheless, the video which was filmed by a certain Gerd Traue and has nearly 1.8 million views as of this writing, shows that the beachgoers were stunned for some moments as the dolphins appeared out of nowhere.

However, some men immediately acted and grabbed the dolphins on their tails dragging them back to the water; while others followed later although there were a few taking videos and photos of the scenario.

Meanwhile, Mark Simmonds of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society told NewScientist.com that they are common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) which usually live a long way off shore, but noted that it is quite hard to know why they got stranded since all of them are now back to the sea.

30 stranded dolphins in Brazil saved by beach goers
Video Credit: crariyo/Gerd Traue/YouTube

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