Friday, March 23, 2007

Saga ends with joyful reunion for two dolphins

A MOTHER dolphin and her baby were reunited at Glenelg last night - on the wrong side of the Patawalonga locks.

Residents of Holdfast Shores apartments saw the mother swim into the Patawalonga lake before 7pm, leaving two young dolphins on the locks' seaward side.

The gates closed before the mother returned to her young.

Despite rescue efforts to coax the mother back out to sea, one of the young dolphins swam into the lake while the other lock gate was open.

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary conservation officer Brett Pendlebury said mother and baby were safe in the lake while the older calf on the sea side would be okay. Efforts to get the pair out will continue today.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"