Posted by: The ocean update | October 3, 2016

Pod of dolphins stuck in shallow waterway in northern New Brunswick (Canada)

A pod of dolphins is stuck in a shallow waterway in northern New Brunswick at Lameque Island. (Submitted)

A pod of dolphins is stuck in a shallow waterway in northern New Brunswick at Lameque Island. (Submitted)

October 3rd, 2016. A pod of dolphins is stuck in a shallow waterway in northern New Brunswick at Lameque Island.

The animals are reportedly stranded with no food and a resident says one dolphin has died.

Some residents tell CTV Atlantic that they have called the Department of Natural Resources, but officials say they can’t help with rescue efforts.

However, a helicopter landed in the area Sunday and removed the dead animal.

Residents say six dolphins are still stranded.

Dominique Lacroix

Dominique Lacroix

Dominique Lacroix

Dominique Lacroix

Ed Sibylline : you can ask to DNR to help them immediately, writing here : http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/contacts.html. It’s an emergency !

seismic-survey-nb-canada

Update 10/04/2016 : they do strictly nothing, apart waiting for their death ! Pingers are for porpoises in the fisheries, not for this specie… They are faster to remove a carcass by helicopter than save dolphins alive. What a shame… Maybe Taiji fishermen could teach them how to drive a pod ?

Another rescue attempt (link)

Please, write them (see above) or phone them (free line, 24h, NB, environmental emergency) 1-800-565-1633

Source

Advertisements

Categories

%d bloggers like this: