Dolphins rescued by fisherman.
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Get ready for your feel good story of the day! A group of Indonesian fishermen put their fishing goals aside to save a pod of twenty stranded dolphins.

The pod was stranded in shallow waters in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, and the fishermen didn’t think twice about dropping their rods to help the marine mammals who were so desperately in need of assistance.

The causes of the strandings seem to be linked to the Montara oil well explosion in Timor Sea on August 21, 2009, which has been polluting the habitats of the marine mammals ever since. “I assume that Sawu waters marine conservation and national park has been contaminated with poisonous materials from the exploded Montara oil well,” West Timor Care Foundation director and the Timor Sea pollution observer Fredi Tanoni said.

The fishermen managed to drive the pod into deep waters, but a group of forty stranded blue whales haven’t been so lucky, as locals report some of them have been dying. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the oil well explosion could continue to put the lives of marine mammals at risk in the future despite the desire of bystanders to help their finned friends.

This heartwarming and selfless rescue effort proves that in times of great need, we are all one.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

VIA ANTARA NEWS

About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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