WELLFLEET (CBS) — A marine mammal rescue team successfully saved a pregnant dolphin in Wellfleet after she got stuck in shallow water Tuesday, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
IFAW wrote on Facebook that they had received several reports of dolphins swimming close to land in shallow waters and were able to herd two to deeper waters. But then a third one became stranded.READ MORE: Body Of Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Believed To Be Found In Abington
“IFAW staff and volunteers rushed to action, gently removing her from the reeds and to our response trailer for a health assessment,” they wrote.READ MORE: Richard Seymour's Full Patriots Hall Of Fame Induction Speech
The dolphin’s large belly suggested she was pregnant, they wrote, and an ultrasound confirmed her condition.MORE NEWS: COVID Outbreak Reported In New Hampshire's Largest Jail
The dolphin was evaluated and returned to safer waters with the help of the Wellfleet Harbor Master.