Rescuers Form Human Chain to Save Four Dolphins Trapped in Florida Canal [Video]

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By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory|
After being alerted to four dolphins trapped in a canal in St. Petersburg, Florida, over a dozen rescuers from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrived on the scene to help. As the video below reveals, they formed a human chain to escort the dolphins to safety.

According to reports, two mother dolphins and their claves were stranded in the St. Petersburg canal. Reportedly, they perceived the bridges to be barriers. Because the canal is low in salinity, the dolphins urgently needed to return to the waters of Tampa Bay.

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for rescuers to arrive. Donning swimming gear, they waded into the water so they could shepherd the animals back to safety.

Watch the heroic rescue below:

“Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium assisted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in successfully encouraging a group of four dolphins out of a canal in St. Petersburg. Using a human chain to create a visual barrier, the dolphins were able to overcome the canal bridges which were believed to be perceived as obstacles. We’re so thankful to have great partners at FWC and NOAA, and wish to remind the public to please call 727.441.1790 Ext. 1 to report a stranding. The rescue was conducted under the authority of Section 109h of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and executed by authorized and trained personnel,” says the Facebook post.

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Image Credit:  Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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