Baby Dolphin Rescued From Plastic Bag in Brazil
On Friday, November 15th, a baby dolphin was rescued from the grips of a plastic bag. After getting stuck in the plastic bag near Fort Itaipu, in Praia Grande, on the Coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil, two fishermen passing by found the mammal struggling to get rid of this foreign object. The fishermen approached the baby dolphin a few times trying to pull it in with a net. Unsuccessful after a couple attempts, they continued and on the third attempt were able to net the baby dolphin.
After pulling the baby dolphin in with the net, the fishermen brought him into the boat. They noticed that he was really wrapped up in the plastic bag and wanted to help immediately. They quickly removed the plastic bag from the baby dolphin and released him back into the water. Amazingly, upon being returned to the sea, the baby dolphin quickly jumped out of the water, happily dancing, as in a gesture of thanks to the fishermen.
See video here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67AT7dpCgmA#t=8
This video is so heartwarming and really shows how prevalent plastic debris is in our oceans and how it is affecting marine life all over the world. Thank goodness for these wonderful fishermen – they saved this baby dolphin!