Six beached dolphins helped back out to sea from a Provincetown beach

Dolphin on the beach on Cape Cod

Dan O'Brien was on hand this afternoon when six stranded dolphins were taken back out into the water at Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown.

Dolphins being take out into the water

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Poor Dolphins

Obviously running from something in the water and we just throw them right back in.

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Well turkeys can swim, but

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Well turkeys can swim, but they are kinda far from Brookline.

Maybe sharks?

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Shark sighting

Do dolphins get scared of sharks? There was a shark sighting on Herring Cove (well, in the ocean, to be exact) on Thursday.

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Bet on the Dolphins over the Sharks

Dolphins and Orcas, in groups, love to play "whack the shit out of the shark". Orca pods kill and eat sharks in rather brutal ways!

That said, they sometimes coexist in the same waters because they are going after the same prey - so long as the sharks don't attack a dolphin, they won't get Podwhacked.

http://sharkopedia.discovery.com/shark-topics/shark-battles/#sharks-vs-d...

PsychoOrcas, with fava beans and a nice Chianti: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3560288/deadly-predators-wage-war-as-great...

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All of these people who

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All of these people who helped the stranded dolphins have my utmost respect and gratitude. Thank you!!

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Cape Cod 2017

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Took the kids down to P town a couple of weeks ago. We saw a lot whales breaching in Stellwagen like I have never seen before my life. Went to a couple of beaches and saw mass bio people with binoculars searching for large groups of dolphins that had been spotted and they were afraid they would beach themselves in the low tides. I've been going to the Cape for 40 years and I've never seen so much activity in the ocean. beautiful but curious.

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Let nature take its course

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Let nature take its course. The crowds with their cell phone cameras are only adding to the stress of the dolphins. More harm than good.

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It's too late for "let nature

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It's too late for "let nature take its course" -- ship and submarine related noise pollution is related to some beachings. (This one? Dunno.) So this is quite possibly rectifying our past (and continuing) interference.

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These beaching occurred long

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These beaching occurred long before submarines and sonar - they are 'natural' if anything is. And interfering with nature is interfering with nature. These are not endangered animals, and there is no reason - other than the Bambi-romanticization of nature - to interfere with their lives. Animals die. It's not an accident, and it's not a mistake.

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Absolutely agree. Stressing

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Absolutely agree. Stressing them out with all those crowds is doing more harm to them than letting them die in the sun. But then again, I am not confident that O-FISH-L is entirely unbiased on this topic. . . as a fish, or some sort of fish-like creature, seems to me he stands to gain if all the dolphins are exterminated. In fact, now that I think more about it, I am not entirely certain he didn't put those dolphins on the beach himself. . . and if so, it sounds like a case for Aquaman!

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Yes

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The cape has loads of them. I recognize one person, a retired marine biologist, who led an activity at the Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Don't worry. At least one

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Don't worry. At least one person was an old man with a white beard and bucket hat. Can't tell if he has a peg leg, but let's go with yes. Also, the sunglasses make it hard to tell if he has a far off look in his eye, but again, let's go with yes. I think it's safe to assume he has a long and complicated history with the sea and all of its creatures.

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