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    Rescue of a Pygmy Killer Whale

    This whale (technically a dolphin) was washed up on a beach near a resort here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. The hotel staff alerted WWF and Dr Lindsay Porter, a Marine Biologist living here and it was refloated and taken to the resorts lagoon to be cared for. As it was weak and could not support itself, volunteers took it in turns for 24hrs to stay in the water and hold the dolphin up. It slowly recovered and eat two fish during the night, regaining some energy. Late yesterday afternoon, it was lifted onto a boat and taken out to sea and released. It made a long dive then came up for air, supporting itself and breathing regularly.Rescue of a Pygmy Killer WhaleRescue of a Pygmy Killer WhaleRescue of a Pygmy Killer Whale We may never know if it survivied but it was a fantastic effort by many people here in Sabah.

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    Re: Rescue of a Pygmy Killer Whale

    What an amazing experience, and some great shots to remember it. That last shot is priceless....look at that smile!!

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    Re: Rescue of a Pygmy Killer Whale

    Outstanding work Sarah....Rescue of a Pygmy Killer Whale

    That 2nd pic is amazing, as the fellows face shows the seriousness of his
    resolve to hold the dolphin steady until it could recover. Poor thing looks
    like it's been in a few battles.

    Mike

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    Re: Rescue of a Pygmy Killer Whale

    Thanks guys, it was quite heartwarming to see how many people turned up to help and I'm lucky that one of my best friends is the marine biologist!!

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