stranded dolphin tweed river
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes, Science, Video.

Paul Burt, a reporter for 9News in Australia, and a friend found what they believed to be a dead dolphin on a tidal river flat of Tweed River. But when they approached and the dolphin looked at the two humans, they sprung into action to save the cetacean.

Burt said, “We thought he was dead to start with. But when he saw us it was like, ‘The rescuers (are) coming to get me’. He was excited.”

Burt and his friend grab the dolphin from the top and bottom of its body and drag it back into the water. From there, the dolphin needed no help. As you’ll see in the video, it takes off as fast as its fins will carry it.

How did the dolphin end up on shore? 9News reports that it’s assumed the dolphin was chasing bait fish along the edge of the river when the tide went out too quickly for the dolphin to get back to deeper water, leaving it stranded on land.

Check out the video below for a very happy conclusion.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sonja.maria Sonja Jane Maria

    Awesome work!

  • sam52054

    Nice to see good news for a change…….