Locals Rescue Four Common Dolphins Stranded in Cloghane Estuary

Four common dolphins that stranded up the Cloghane Estuary, Co. Kerry were successfully re-floated by a team of locals and staff from Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium.

Stranded dolphins at Cloghane. Credit Oceanworld Aquarium

The dolphins lost their way in the estuary on Thursday morning and became trapped when the tide went out.

Dolphins driven down the road to deeper waters. Credit Oceanworld Aquarium

A local woman raised the alarm after spotting the dolphins in distress. Staff from Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium with the help of local volunteers went to the aid of the stricken animals.

Common Dolphins rescued Cloghane

Successful rescue. Credit Oceanworld Aquarium

The team carefully transferred them to the Oceanworld jeep and a trailer of local farmer Brendan Corkery and brought the creatures to Brandon Pier a few miles down the road. The dolphins were safely returned to the sea where they swam out to deeper water.

Well done to Dingle Oceanworld and the volunteers that helped!

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