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A Bottlenose Dolphin was successfully rescued after being stranded on a beach.

Stranded Dolphin Rescue Scottish Highlands

A visitor from Arbroath, while driving along Nigg Bay in the Scottish Highlands, spotted the distressed animal and quickly contacted animal rescue services for help.

In a remarkable overnight rescue effort, volunteers successfully saved a four-year-old bottlenose dolphin that was stranded on the sand at Nigg Bay in the Scottish Highlands due to a receding tide.

The dolphin’s plight was first noticed by 38-year-old tourist Lorraine Culloch from Arbroath, who was driving along the beach. She immediately alerted animal rescue services upon seeing the distressed animal.

Volunteers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found the female dolphin on Sunday evening, suffering from blisters and sunburn.

Volunteers from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals located the female dolphin on Sunday night, noticing that she had blisters and sunburn.

Volunteers from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals located the female dolphin on Sunday night, noticing that she had blisters and sunburn.

The rescuers sprang into action, wrapping the dolphin, whom they named Spirtle, in wet towels to keep her moist.

The rescuers sprang into action, wrapping the dolphin, whom they named Spirtle, in wet towels to keep her moist. Veterinarians worked tirelessly throughout the night to keep her in a stable condition.

Veterinarians and rescuers worked diligently through the night to stabilize a stranded dolphin named Spirtle. They kept her moist with damp towels while waiting for the tide to return.

Spirtle, belonging to the Moray Firth’s resident pod, was carefully returned to the water at Nigg on the coast of the Cromarty Firth when the tide came in.

Simon Wharton, an animal rescue officer with the Scottish SPCA, explained the situation: “We were alerted about a bottlenose dolphin stranded on Nigg Bay’s shore over the weekend. It’s unclear how it got stranded, but it might have been caught by the tides while feeding in the bay.”

“Since the tide had receded, we covered the dolphin with wet towels and stayed with her until the tide came back, which was about 10 hours later. Successfully returning the dolphin to the sea was a huge relief and a result of the incredible teamwork between British Divers Marine Life Rescue, our team, and the local community,” he added, highlighting the joint effort in the rescue.

In an act of compassion, volunteers returned the dolphin to the sea near Nigg, on the Cromarty Firth coast, as soon as the tide came in. This dolphin.

In an act of compassion, volunteers returned the dolphin to the sea near Nigg, on the Cromarty Firth coast, as soon as the tide came in. This dolphin is part of the local pod that resides in the Moray Firth.

Colin McFadyen, the northeast region coordinator for British Divers Marine Life Rescue, noted that when they found the dolphin, she was very weak, necessitating a wait for the tide to come in before they could act.

Colin McFadyen from British Divers Marine Life Rescue shared, “When we finally managed to get her back into the water, she was still weak, but fortunately, she was able to swim away on her own.

Rescuers draped towels over the dolphin to keep her moist and prevent her skin from drying out. Despite initial worries from the veterinarians due to sunburn on her skin, they were hopeful about her recovery.

Though she was quite weak, she was able to swim away by herself once she was returned to the water, which was a positive sign. Being a member of the Moray pod, the other dolphins in the group are expected to aid in her recovery. Since the rescue, she hasn’t been sighted, but efforts are ongoing to locate her.

The ten-hour rescue of the dolphin.

The ten-hour rescue of the dolphin was necessary because, as the north-east region coordinator of British Divers Marine Life Rescue explained, “she was quite weak by the time we found her, and we had to wait for the tide to come in.”

Following her rescue by volunteers in the Scottish Highlands,

Following her rescue by volunteers in the Scottish Highlands, the dolphin successfully swam back out to sea.

The courageous rescue operation took a total of 10 hours, as the rescuers had to patiently wait for the tide to come in before they could safely release Spirtle back into the deeper waters.

Tourist Lorraine Culloch reflected on the lengthy rescue, saying, “Given how long it took, it was heartbreaking to see Spirtle so distressed. We had to wait ten hours for the tide to come back in.”

Miss Culloch reported that after the vet assessed Spirtle and deemed her fit for rescue, the divers and rescue team covered her in damp towels and seaweed to keep her hydrated.

Just days before, Spirtle had been spotted swimming with her pod, and aside from some sunburn, she appeared to be in good health.

At 4 am, when the tide began to rise, the rescue teams successfully moved her onto a floating pontoon. From there, they guided her into deeper water, gently massaging her body to help her regain mobility.

Spirtle was quite stiff initially, having been out of water for an extended period. After being released into the ocean, she slowly made her way across the bay towards her pod, gradually regaining her strength as she swam.

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