Dolphins Create ‘Life Raft’ for One of Their Own

A pod of 12 dolphins working together created a living “raft” to help keep a dying dolphin afloat  in the East Sea, South Korea, according to a paper published in Marine Mammal Science. This is the first documented instance of dolphins working together as a team to try and save one of their own.

The dramatic rescue attempt conducted by the wild long-beaked common dolphins was captured on video.  Sadly, the dolphin at the center of the efforts died. But the moment suggests how compassionate and caring dolphins can be….

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