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At least 65 black dolphins die after beaching on Scottish island

At least 65 black dolphins have died after stranding on the coast of a Scottish island, an animal rescue group said today. British Divers Marine Life Rescue said it sent rescuers to the coast of Santai, a small island in the Orkney archipelago, as soon as it was informed of the incident. “Upon arrival, rescuers found that there were approximately 77 bottlenose dolphins in the shallows, which had apparently been stranded for many hours. Unfortunately, only 12 of them (were) still alive,” the animal welfare organization said. Whales can beach for a variety of reasons, such as when they lose their way or become trapped by tides, but scientists stress that there is no definitive reason behind the phenomenon, which has been recorded throughout history. Black dolphins, in particular, have close bonds with each other, and when one of them gets into trouble, others in the pod often follow suit, resulting in large numbers of them escaping. Source: RES
Source: News Beast

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