Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Calf back with its pod!

A baby dolphin, stranded in a rock pool close to the Point Hotel in Mossel Bay, was reunited with its pod on Monday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said in a statement.Andre Fraser, NSRI spokesperson for Mossel Bay, said they received a call about 11am from a couple on honeymoon who had found the baby dolphin.

The dolphin was eventually loaded into a "large square bucket" of water and onto an NSRI rescue craft, in search of its school.The dolphin was released close to where it was found, and swam away into the deep sea."When we arrived at the school of dolphins it appeared as if a group of the dolphins came to greet the baby dolphin when it was released into the water. They swam right up to our NSRI rescue craft," Fraser said.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"