Friday, August 04, 2006

Stranded dolphin was rescued in UK!

SOLENT Coastguard has been liaising this morning with various rescue organisations after it received a call at 11am reporting a stranded dolphin in Chichester harbour, on the south coast of England.The Harbour Patrol craft has been on scene throughout.

The BritishDivers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) organisation was also alerted. Its teams are on standby to respond immediately to any marine disaster or marine mammal stranding anywhere in the UK. It sent a vet and two medics to the area.

The mammal was transferred to a Landover, transported to a safearea and, with the BDMLR in attendance, an attempt will be made toreintroduce it back into the sea later this afternoon at Northneymarina.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"