Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dolphin rescues stranded whales

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A dolphin swam up to two distressed whales that
appeared headed for death in a beach stranding in New Zealand and guided them to
safety, witnesses said Wednesday.

Anton van Helden, a marine mammals
expert at New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, said the reports of
Moko's rescue were "fantastic" but believable because the dolphins have "a great
capacity for altruistic activities."

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1 comment:

Eliza said...

sweeeeet. sort of reminicent of mother cats who adopt orphaned squirrels (sp?) and nurse them.