Over Fifty Dolphins Trapped in Ice

28.03.2012

Стая дельфинов попала в ледовый плен в Азовском мореOver 50 dolphins got stuck in ice near coastline of the Sea of Azov, by the Ukrainian town of Kerch. Dolphins that were spending winter in the Black Sea traveled all the way to the Sea of Azov chasing their prey. Moving ice blocked their way out of the Strait of Kazantip.

What is the most horrid about this situation, wind keeps pushing the ice to the coastline, forcing trapped dolphins move with it as well. This might lead to their death. Local emergency services have already reported that they have a plan of rescue: dolphins are to be delivered back to the Black Sea on trucks.

The local species of dolphins is considered endangered: only 1.5 thousand of individuals inhabit the Black Sea.