Saturday, November 24, 2007

High security zone breached by...a dolphin!

A dolphin ‘breached’ the Colombo harbour High Security Zone (HSZ) yesterday forcing Navy divers to escort the mammal towards the open waters.

Navy spokesman Commander D. K. P. Dassanayake said sailors patrolling the harbour area detected unusual movements in the sea and subsequently discovered the 5 to 6-foot long dolphin.
“Despite our attempts to send it away from the area, the mammal did not appear keen to go back to it’s home waters.

Later we found it was trapped in a fishing net,” Commander Dassanayake said adding that later Navy divers managed to set the dolphin free and escort it out of the high security zone and into the deep sea.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"