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Irish fishermen save dolphins


This is an unusual story from the Irish Independent today. Three fishermen off the coast of Co Kerry spent a whole day rescuing a pod of 60 dolphins in danger of beaching.

 The drama unfolded at Smerwick Harbour in west Kerry. The fishermen rescued up to 15 calves, only about 2 feet long, and herded the adults.

"I never saw the like of it in all the years I'm fishing," Mr Moore said in the Irish Independent, "Sometimes you'd see one or two dolphins but this was a whole family. The juveniles were very small, only about two feet long, so we managed to lift them onto the boats."

Full story herehere.