Thirty Dolphins Stranded on Cape Cod
January 16, 2012
Boston.com: A team of about 35 people worked to rescue about 30 dolphins that were stranded on Cape beaches today.
The rescue teams included volunteers and workers from the New England Aquarium and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Rescuers were able to put 11 of the dolphins back into the water. Eight of the dolphins were stranded in areas that were inaccessible to rescuers and about 10 dolphins died while stranded, according to Kerry Branon of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Six to eight rescuers loaded each stranded dolphin onto a specialized stretcher or cart with wheels made for rolling on sand, then released the dolphins into the water in groups, according to Branon.