Regulatory News

The rescue of about 30 dolphins on a beach at Arraial do Cabo, two hours from Rio de Janeiro, became an Internet fever. The video released on Tuesday, March 6 on YouTube shows the moment when the mammals, apparently disoriented, swam to shore, got stuck and then were saved by bathers, who quickly returned them to the sea. By Thursday morning, more than 460,000 people had watched the video.

The exact reason for the collective stranding of dolphins is not known. Experts believe that the group could have been chasing a school of sardines and had not noticed they had reached the beach. There are other hypotheses. The aquatic mammals could have also been running from a predator or had become disoriented because of the noise from a harbor near the beach where they had become stranded.

The video can be seen at:

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