Tuesday, September 4, 2012

News: Rescuers Help Stranded Dolphons

More stranded dolphins on Cape Cod. This year has been a marine wildlife's dream out there.

From MassLive.com:

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Animal rescuers helped move 39 dolphins to deeper water after they became stranded at a Cape Cod beach.

A spokeswoman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare told the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/OMUQDd) that members of her group responded Saturday night to a report of stranded dolphins at Thumpertown Beach in Eastham.

The spokeswoman, Kerry Branon, says all 39 dolphins appear to be safe for the time being. She believes the dolphins are part of a larger pod that includes up to 100 dolphins.

The animal welfare group planned to patrol beaches in Eastham and Wellfleet Sunday to prevent any more strandings.

Eight dolphins were stranded in Eastham on Aug. 18 and one died. Two days later, six dolphins became stranded in Wellfleet’s town harbor and two died.

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