This is a sad story that still holds a valuable lesson, and in the end we hope that lesson is learned and the dolphins are saved.
As first reported by the CBC, a group of 5 dolphins recently went up to a harbor off Seal Cove, likely in search of food. Tragically, a powerful winter storm and winds blew a large amount of ice around the dolphins to the point to that they were encircled and trapped by ice.
Now the dolphins are stuck, and as such, are at risk of running out of oxygen and will eventually suffocate. Some scientists tried to humanize the dolphins and claimed they heard them ‘crying’, which may be exploiting this situation to forward ideals of evolution.
This clearly shows that dolphins are not evolved to subconsciously breathe air and shows how mankind can look out and intervene to help out the animals that we have an obligation to protect. This is a sad situation and one where we must do everything possible to save these poor creatures.
The mayor of the town said no boats were immediately available, but an order has been given to break the ice as soon as possible and give these dolphins a way to escape. We will update this story as it develops.