Rescuers save two Dolphins from lake in Australia

Rescuers save two Dolphins from lake in Australia

A team of rescuers have been able to save two dolphins after they were stuck in a shallow lake in Western Australia.

Wildlife officers and members of a local canoe club worked to first rescue to beautiful creature and then transport the dolphins back to deeper waters. They two dolphins had become trapped when chasing fish up a river and into the Mandurah Lake, which is located about 70 km south of Perth City.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife said that the crew members were asked to rescue the dolphins after several reports showed that the two dolphins were seen swimming in the shallow lake for a period of about three days. The rescuers worked for three hours to catch the dolphins and 10 people had to lift the dolphins onto a trailer in order to be able to transport them to the deeper waters in the Serpentine River.

Marine Park coordinator Melissa Evans said, “Both dolphins were healthy but a bit tired after several days of being in the lake, which had become too shallow for them to navigate back to deeper water. They're really heavy, the ones we had were about 2.5 metres long and we estimate up to about 300 kilograms.It was a pretty concerted effort from everybody involved.”


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