This man was filming the sea suddenly I could not believe what I was seeing | trending bucket

fmdog44

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Houston, Texas
This is nothing new. Dolphins have long beached themselves and science can't conclude why. Some suspect it is better to leave them die when the beach because it is more in line with nature and man should not interfere. There are many theories on this behavior but still only theories.
 

Aunt Marg

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This is nothing new. Dolphins have long beached themselves and science can't conclude why. Some suspect it is better to leave them die when the beach because it is more in line with nature and man should not interfere. There are many theories on this behavior but still only theories.
Would be so gut-wrenching to just stand there and do nothing while watching the poor things suffocate.

I couldn't do it, I'd have to intervene.
 

Aunt Marg

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I was giving thought as to why this happened and happens, and once scenario I came up relates to the group leaders in the pod, where the dolphins in the front are either chasing something or through play, they lose focus, and with so many other dolphins right behind them, the front-running group get's pushed too far into the shallows.
 

Lara

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Location
North Carolina
I was giving thought as to why this happened and happens, and one scenario I came up relates to the group leaders in the pod, where the dolphins in the front are either chasing something or through play, they lose focus, and with so many other dolphins right behind them, the front-running group get's pushed too far into the shallows.
A slightly different scenario comes from FloridaWildlife.org saying, "If one member of the group is sick or in trouble, its distress calls can cause the other members to follow it to the beach, resulting in a mass stranding. Killer whales sometimes intentionally beach themselves to hunt for shoreline seals. They then wait for waves to help get back to sea."

Florida Wildlife says its far less common for dolphins to beach themselves than whales.
 
A slightly different scenario comes from FloridaWildlife.org saying, "If one member of the group is sick or in trouble, its distress calls can cause the other members to follow it to the beach, resulting in a mass stranding. Killer whales sometimes intentionally beach themselves to hunt for shoreline seals. They then wait for waves to help get back to sea."

Florida Wildlife says its far less common for dolphins to beach themselves than whales.
Interesting!!!! Thanks for sharing!
 

Phoenix

Senior Member
Location
Oregon, U S
Our oceans are ecologically out of balance because of global warming and pollution. That is one possible reason for this. I had a friend in Australia who helped with something like this about 15 years ago or thereabouts.
 
I was giving thought as to why this happened and happens, and once scenario I came up relates to the group leaders in the pod, where the dolphins in the front are either chasing something or through play, they lose focus, and with so many other dolphins right behind them, the front-running group get's pushed too far into the shallows.
late comment, but...the fact that they swam back out to sea rather than return to the beach hints that beaching themselves was not the intention.
 

terry123

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Location
Houston, Tx.
This is nothing new. Dolphins have long beached themselves and science can't conclude why. Some suspect it is better to leave them die when the beach because it is more in line with nature and man should not interfere. There are many theories on this behavior but still only theories.
I have heard this too and have wondered about it.
 

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