People Come Together To Rescue Dolphins From Hurricane Irma

The dolphins were evacuated by being wrapped in wet towels and transported via helicopter to Cienfuegos, in South East Cuba.

They are currently in swimming pools which mimic their natural environment.

They were originally held in a dolphinarium, an aquarium specially designed for dolphins.

When the risk of the hurricane became obvious, people rushed together to make sure the dolphins were safe.

Manager of the dolphinarium, Gonzalo Carrero Escobar, said:

For the moment they have been placed in a swimming pool offering similar conditions to their natural life.

He continued:

If the weather situation does not allow us to keep there there, they will be displaced to the salt water swimming pool of a hotel.

The dolphins were massaged to ensure that the distressed caused was minimal.

The Category 5 hurricane has swept across the area with speeds of up to 160mph.

Footage of the hurricane shows massive waves crashing over sea walls and destroying homes.

There are at least 21 confirmed dead at the time of writing throughout the Caribbean.

There has been a huge evacuation in Florida over past couple of days as forecasts suggest Hurricane Irma will hit the southern coast sometime today.

There has been a huge evacuation in Florida over past couple of days as forecasts suggest Hurricane Irma will hit the southern coast sometime today.

 

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