Select Page

Six dolphins were removed from the island Cayo Guillermo ahead of Irma.

The dolphins were wrapped in wet towels and loaded aboard a helicopter.

They have been placed in a swimming pool offering similar conditions to their usual life at an aquarium in southern Cuba.

Thousands of evacuees were removed from Cuba’s northern coast just hours before Hurricane Irma lashed the northern coast of the island nation with punishing winds and rain.

That group included some rather unusual members — six dolphins that were removed from the island Cayo Guillermo.

After staff determined that the enclosures were no longer safe, the dolphins were wrapped in wet towels and loaded aboard a helicopter for transport to an aquarium in Cienfuegos province on the southern side of the island, the Mirror reports.

(FORECAST: Get the Latest on Hurricane Irma’s Track)

“For the moment they have been placed in a swimming pool offering similar conditions to their natural life,” Gonzalo Carrero Escobar, manager of the dolphinarum, told the Mirror. “If the weather situation does not allow us to keep them there, they will be displaced to the salt water swimming pool of a hotel.”

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/cuba-evacuates-dolphins-during-hurricane-irma

Comments

comments

Copyright © 2013 - 2017 West Wave Publishing, LTD