Friday, March 9, 2012

Dolphins Stranding Around the Globe.

From Cape Cod to Brazil, strange and repeated incidents of beached dolphins are happening in frightening numbers. Yesterday, a fantastic group of quick thinking beach goers saved thirty dolphins. The whole thing was caught live on film. I stumbled onto this video on Youtube while looking up the latest information on Cape Cod. After watching in horror for the past month while hundreds of dolphins strand and die off the east coast, this video is uplifting and wonderful to watch!

Researchers are still trying to figure out why so many marine mammals are continuing to strand this year. I think it has to do with global warming, and the rise in temperatures of our oceans. This is causing currents to change, and I would venture to guess food supplies for these animals are either diminishing or changing location, taking the hunters into dangerously foreign territories. Granted this is just my opinion. I can find very little academic discussion published about this, yet. I continue to seek out the latest theories. To find out about The Cape Cod strandings check out The Huffington Post. And thanks to all you fantastic Rio beach goers who helped to save the dolphins. You people made my day!

1 comment:

Andi said...

That was really cool!