30 Dolphins Rescued: Brazil (Video)

The video below shows people at their very best. Tourists as well as locals all pulled together to save these magnificent dolphins. The dolphins beached themselves at Arraial do Cabo in Brazil, and were straggling to get back out to sea. You will see in the video the people all running down the beach and into the water to help these dolphins, and each and every one of the dolphins all survived and swam back out to sea. It is truly amazing.

We have EOSR to thank for this fantastic video. She is currently holidays in South America with her Husband, and was kind enough to send me the link to this video to put into my blog for us all to enjoy. Take a bit of time and have a look at the fantastic pictures and videos she has already posted while still on her trip.

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79 Responses to 30 Dolphins Rescued: Brazil (Video)

  1. Completely, totally, and utterly AMAZING! This clip virtually bursts one’s heart with happiness!

  2. lolabees says:

    Amazing to think of the great things that we are capable of and willing to do for other creatures. Beautiful!

  3. Stepping My Way to Bliss says:

    Love stories like this! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. As you say, people truly at their very best! I love the way everyone jumped right in and acted quickly – it seemed like they knew instinctively just what to do. The dolphins were blessed to have someone there on that beach that day to help them. Many stranded dolphins aren’t found until it is too late to save them, or until they need to be taken in for medical attention before being returned to the sea.

    Thank you, EOSR and Mags, for sharing such a heartwarming story!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Barbara,
      I agree, the dolphins were very lucky there were enough people around that they all got saved. I too have seen terrible photos of dolphins that beached themselves and it was too late to save them.
      But I loved this story, and we don’t hear enough good stories these days. πŸ™‚
      Yes it was very nice of EOSR, to send me the link.

  5. Vina Kent says:

    As a dolphin enthusiast and activist I can truly appreciate not just the video but the help the people gave to the dolphins. I wish I could’ve been there to join along in the rescue. Thanks so much for sharing this video.

  6. Vina Kent says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Something very near and dear to my heart, enjoy!

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Good Morning Mags. I hope you had a good night of sleep (I couldn’t resist. :))

    They are wonderful creatures, but I’ve never seen them do this before. The reaction by the people was super. I was wondering way they didn’t work more in pairs. Thanks for an uplifting message.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi aFrankAngle,
      I had a great nights sleep. πŸ˜€

      Dolphins beaching themselves happens a fair bit unfortunatly, and most do die.
      I think it was all hands on deck, there was 30 dolphins, so there may not of been enough people to pair up, but to save them all is a magnificent effort.

  8. This is amazing! You’re right, it shows human beings at their best. Thanks for sharing this.

  9. zannyro says:

    Sniff, Sniff,,,where is a tissue? This was so moving..Thank you for posting it…Those people had to feel so proud of themselves..Heroes among us.

  10. El Guapo says:

    Thank you, Magsx2.
    Perfect piece for my mood today.

  11. Morning Mags – you’ve just made my day. Cheers from sunny (today!) Sydney. πŸ™‚

  12. Windsmoke. says:

    You can actually hear the Dolphins crying out in distress which made me teary and I wanted to jump through the computer screen to give ’em a hand. Yes i am a old softy at heart :-).

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Windsmoke,
      Yes it is sad when dolphins beach themselves, but thankfully everything worked out fine this time. πŸ˜€
      I think a lot of us are old softies. πŸ™‚

  13. Selma says:

    I am actually crying at the goodness of these people. It makes you realise that not everyone is cold-hearted, and uncaring about the welfare of animals. What a wonderful, wonderful video. I am so happy all the dolphins survived. A big round of applause to all the rescuers. YES!!

  14. Rebekah says:

    This was a truly beautiful video …. from several points of view!

    Like I’ve said before, sometimes I think there is hope for the human race after all, and this is one of them!

  15. Thanks for blog mention Mags. The link was sent to me because we were in Rio when this happened and a family member wanted to know if we were on this beach. OH, I so wish we had been. We didn’t hear a thing about this in Rio, only when emailed the story from someone in the USA. How funny is that!!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      No Thank You for thinking of me when you received the link. πŸ˜€
      That is just amazing that you heard about this from the USA when you were in Rio, you would of thought something like this would of at least been on the news, just amazing.

  16. Do we know why they beach, Mags? Have we been poisoning the water? Are they trying to get away from something? I know that the noise that ships make messes up their communications and navigation. Are there other reasons?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Lady Marilyn,
      Even though dolphin and whales have been beaching themselves for hundreds of years that we know of, nobody knows for sure why, but the most common theory is that they chase schools of fish too close to the shoreline.
      You will find this in the link under feeding:
      The dolphins slide out of the water and beach themselves temporarily to capture the fish and then slide back into the water, always on their right side. There are also historical cases of beneficial relationships between Aborigines and dolphins in Moreton Bay, where the dolphins would herd fish schools onto the shore enabling humans to catch them. There were enough fish for both humans and dolphins.
      A recent theory suggests that these species follow schooling fish or other prey into shallow water, they can then become disorientated and strandings occur.

      • I knew that they herded fish, but that didn’t seem to be the case here, although we can’t see what’s happening under the water. But I thought that we would have seen fish in the water with them. So, it looks as if it’s the last theory in this case. Thank you, Mags, for taking the time to answer so thoroughly.

        • magsx2 says:

          As I mentioned they don’t really know why they do beach, but the fish theory is the most popular. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. πŸ™‚

      • Fascinating! And what an amazing video. Thank you to you, and to EOSR for sharing the link so that we could see this. It was so interesting to watch the different people reacting in different ways. That one man who saved so many dolphins, and then the people who just stood by watching. Such an eerie beginning to the film as well, with the water and then all the sudden that mass of shapes emerging from the waves. I’m so glad it ended happily, and the dolphins were okay! They are my favorite animal. πŸ™‚

  17. barb19 says:

    My heart is bursting Mags, that was so beautiful to see. People still care about animals, whatever they are. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  18. Lafemmeroar says:

    They are heroes! It’s nice to see humanity at work.

  19. I loved this. Dolphins are such amazing creatures. How great that they were saved.

  20. pixilated2 says:

    Sometimes we as a species can and do rise to the occasion! This is wonderful. ~ Lynda

  21. jmgoyder says:

    How wonderful – brought tears to my eyes!

  22. tempo says:

    If this happened in Japan they’d be lining up with knives and forks…lucky Dolphins

  23. Made me so relieved and joyful to watch this. I love stories with happy endings. A good day for all involved! β™₯

  24. makes one ashamed of being a woman…all those bimbos standing about watching the dolphins in distress instead of lending a helping hand. Thanks for posting this nevertheless uplifting footage.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi mariathermann,
      Yes the women just standing there on the beach looked stunned, she did look totally out of place. πŸ™‚
      Thank You for taking the time to comment.

  25. E.C. says:

    Thank God all them people was there when that happened. That is amazing. πŸ™‚

  26. Such a nice video! I love seeing people save animals πŸ™‚

  27. dearrosie says:

    It looked like group suicide to me. Mags your reply to Lady M that they were feeding in shallow waters seems like the correct explanation. As for the people, what an interesting example of human behavior circa 2012: most people just stood around staring, but one or two guys dived in and somehow worked out how to pull the dolphins backwards.

    I also wonder why the women didn’t jump in the water to help…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      Yes there was only a couple of guys to start with, but there was a lot of guys that did come running down the beach, there was a lot of different guys in the water, but it did take them awhile to work out how they could drag the dolphins back into deeper water, at least one guy worked it out and the rest followed.
      The lady did look very odd just standing there, I would of been jumping in.

  28. This was a real nail biter and very touching. I am so glad that people were there to help save the dolphins. It’s good to see people having compassion for these beautiful and intelligent creatures. I wonder what caused them to beach themselves in the first place. I hear that β€œsonar” can cause these problems. Anyway, I’m just so happy that they survived. Thanks so much for sharing this uplifting video. πŸ™‚

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi wordswithpurpose,
      I agree, it was a bit of a nail biter, but very uplifting in the end when all the dolphins starting swimming away. πŸ™‚

  29. creativeboys says:

    It’s a very touching to see people helping creatures out in need, thank goodness that the dolphins decided to beach there at that point of time when there are people around. Gold thumbs up for all who helped those cute adorable dolphins! Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed the post no doubt although the feeling of whether all the dolphins can be saved on time and all of them did!

  30. munchow says:

    Thanks for sharing the video. It does indeed show people on their best. Great that they were able to save the dolphins.

  31. Elyse says:

    This kind of restores your faith in people, doesn’t it! Thanks Mags!

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  33. The video went away?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi purpleborough,
      Again I’m sorry you can’t see the video, I can see it and watch it without any problems, what does the video say exactly? That it is not avaliable in your area? Or is it just missing for you?

      • It said it was not available, however, today I was able to view it…maybe it was my adobe flash player on the blitz! Really great video!


        • magsx2 says:

          Hi Linda,
          I am so glad that you could watch the videos, and that everything is sorted that is great news. πŸ˜€
          It was fantastic what the way the people were able to rescue all the dolphins. πŸ™‚

  34. So happy all of the dolphins were saved!

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