Must Watch: 3 Capetonians Save Beached Dolphins!
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“We were apprehensive about intervening with nature, but our instinct to save kicked in, and we knew we had to help these Dolphins!”

 

Western Cape, South Africa (31 January 2022) – Three Capetonians were having lunch in Lambert’s Bay when they noticed a pod of young Dolphins who needed help!

Dolphins have developed their own dicey way of hunting that puts them in danger of beaching themselves. Working as a team, the dolphins drive schools of fish towards the shore by creating a wave that washes them up but sometimes this can go very wrong – especially when they are in shallow water.

Devilliers Uys, H van Zyl and Helen Nel never expected to be saving a pod of beached Dolphins but have said that it was one of the most amazing experiences!

This is what they posted to Facebook:

So this amazing thing happened today.

We were watching these dusky dolphins in the bay chasing and feeding on baitfish. I mentioned to my friend and girl that it would be my dream to swim with them in the bay.

We went out for lunch to a restaurant looking over the bay, and as we were almost done with lunch, we saw these three coming into the shallows. They were in close proximity to the corner of our small harbour wall; we assumed that they were hunting and hurdling some baitfish together.

As we got our bill, I noticed that they were particularly shallow and mentioned that we should go and have a look. We rushed down and soon realised that these guys were in trouble and they had somehow managed to beach themselves.

We were apprehensive about intervening with nature, but our instinct to save kicked in, and we knew we had to help these guys.

We guided them into deeper water and enjoyed them swimming away safely.

One thing that was truly amazing was the communication between them. As they were getting stranded, they did their best to stay close to one another. We took the first 2 to deeper water, however, they refused to swim off and hung around until the 3rd one had been safely moved to deeper water and they could regroup- after which they swam off safely together.

What a totally out of this world experience for us with such amazing animals!

Watch the video below:


Sources: Facebook
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