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Dolphins trapped at Brooms Head

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The Dolphin Marine Rescue team, National Parks and Wildlife Service and ORRCA responded to a mother and calf dolphin that had become trapped in a rock pool at Brooms Head. It is suspected that the young mother took the animal into the rock pool to either avoid predators or whilst chasing fish. Once in the rock pool, it appears that the large seas made if difficult for the calf to find its way out.

The animals were trapped there for three days, during which time they would have had very little sleep or food. Physically catching the animals in the large seas would have been dangerous, for both the animals and rescuers. Thankfully, it was a happy ending, with the animals escaping on the high tide that afternoon.

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