30 Dolphins Were Found Beached In Brazil

Dolphins known as “false killer whales” beached themselves in Brazil on Sunday, and nobody knows why.

1. Thirty massive dolphins beached themselves in northeast Brazil on Sunday, The Associated Press reports.

AP Photo / Carlos Junior, Voz de Areia Branca

2. The dolphins are known as “false killer whales.” Most were motionless, and seven have died.

AP Photo / Carlos Junior, Voz de Areia Branca

3. This is what the “false killer whales” look like in the wild: They’re approximately 16 feet long, and have previously beached themselves in South Africa and Australia.

 

4. Biologists are examining the situation to discover what happened to the dolphins. They suspect the dolphins’ pod leader may have been sick.

AP Photo / Carlos Junior, Voz de Areia Branca

5. Passers-by tried to help the animals by swabbing them with wet T-shirts, and rescue workers are attempting to save the surviving animals.

AP Photo / Carlos Junior, Voz de Areia Branca

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