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30 Dolphins Beached On Cape Cod (PHOTOS)

(DOLPHINS) MASSACHUSETTS — On Saturday, 30 dolphins were found stranded on five Cape Cod beaches, and sadly only 11 were saved. The cause of the beaching remains undetermined. See below for photos from the dolphin rescues. — Global Animal

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A rescued dolphin is given a hearing test before being released back into Cape Cod Bay at Scusset Beach. Photo Credit: Julia Cumes / AP

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SCUSSET BEACH, Mass. (AP) — An animal welfare organization says up to 30 dolphins have been found stranded on five Cape Cod beaches, and only 11 were able to be released.

Kerry Branon of the International Fund for Animal Welfare says the common dolphins were found in Dennis, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet on Saturday. She says of the 28 to 30 dolphins found, 10 to 12 have died and eight were inaccessible to rescuers.

Branon told The Associated Press the surviving dolphins were given blood tests and evaluated to determine their health, then some were tagged and released at Scusset Beach.

The cause of the beaching could not immediately be determined.

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A mother and her calf are two of at least 28 dolphins that stranded along Cape Cod Bay's shores. Photo Credit: Julia Cumes / AP

 

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A mother and calf dolphin are transported to the beach by a team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the New England Aquarium before being released. Photo Credit: Julia Cumes / AP

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New England Aquarium biologist, Eric Payne, sits with a rescued common dolphin. Photo Credit: Julia Cumes / AP

 

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  1. Paula Anna Krzysik on Facebook January 17, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Poor pets :-( good at least some of them survived!