Monday, June 13, 2011

Volunteers Come to The Rescue of Pilot Whales in Scotland

Volunteers from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and members of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals travelled overnight to reach the rocky shore of a remote Scottish island,
after a  pod of pilot whales was discovered moving back and forth along the Loch Carnan coastline in South Uist in the Western Isles, Scotland, showing signs of distress.  Twenty had severe head injuries.

Dozens of healthy whales had also followed them into the shallow water raising fears that up to 100 of the animals could strand themselves.

The volunteers, including  locals,  fishermen and others worked together to save them -- and their efforts seem to have worked. They were driven back towards deeper waters, and further from a suicidal fate that biologists have yet to fully understand.

Source: The Telegraph  & Tree Hugger

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