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Saving Cape Cod Dolphins

The International Fund for Animal Welfare saved 125 stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphins from Cape Cod’s shoreline, which is the largest mass stranding event in over 25 years in the area. The mission required the help of 25 IFAW staff members and 100 trained volunteers, who spent 12 hours providing care to distressed dolphins and keeping them comfortable while awaiting the incoming tide to bring the dolphins back into the ocean. Herding dolphins is a difficult task as the social animals tend to follow one another, which is how the pod landed in the shallow waters in the first place. By the end of the day, only 10 dolphins remained in the shallow water, but all were back swimming in the deep ocean by the following morning. 

Image via Sunny Skyz

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