Saturday 24 June 2017

Three Northern Irish siblings have been dubbed the 'dolphin whisperers' after dramatic rescue

Tangalooma Island Resort

Three Northern Irish siblings have been dubbed the "dolphin whisperers" after they took part in a dramatic rescue in Australia.

Matthew, Joshua and Jessica Poole, originally from Templepatrick, helped to save 'Silhouette' the bottlenose dolphin at the Tangalooma Island Resort, just off the Brisbane Coast.

Together they helped to save Silhouette after the the team from the Tangalooma Island Resort Wild Dolphin Feeding Program discovered that she had a fishing line and stainless steel hook embedded in her mouth.

The team had to work quickly to move the 200kgs dolphin so they could treat her before she or her calf became too stressed.

Clip courtesy of Tangalooma Island Resort

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