Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pod of dolphins to be rescued!

A rescue operation has been launced to save a pod of dolphins stranded in a Cornish river.Divers from across Cornwall and Devon are at the scene trying stop the sea mammals swimming to far upstream.

Some Dolphins have already died after becoming beached in Percuil River, near Falmouth.Their cries of distress are believed to have brought other dolphins to river and there are fears that they too could run aground.Coastguards said the first pod of dolphins swam up the tranquil river on the county's southern coast before getting into difficulty in Porth Creek.

Teams of conservationists, divers, coastguards and local government officials are now in the area attempting to send the remaining dolphins back out to sea.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"