One less whale died on shore thanks to the intervention of hundreds of people
One less whale died on shore thanks to the intervention of hundreds of people.
It seems like there is always news of people putting wildlife in danger for a cool story or photograph.
Whether its dolphins, turtles, or a harmful animal spectacle people have shown they do not not always have common sense when interacting with mother nature.
Such a story occurred in Brazil earlier this week when people worked together to keep a young whale from dying while stranded on a beach.
The 45 feet long, 15 ton whale was found on Praia Rasa in Buzios when people stepped in to help.
Once the water surrounded the animal the group helped guide it back into deeper water where the whale could find its way back to ocean.
Water pollution, like oil spills or toxins may cause whales to change their course of direction causing them to get lost or disoriented.
Sonar pulses from ships and submarines are also thought to throw whales off course, especially for those who rely heavily on sonar, such as beak-nose and melon-head whales.
For whatever reason the mammal has gotten on the beach there are ways to help keep a whale alive if you come across one.
The people at Praia Rasa had the right idea by keeping the creature wet.