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Moko The Dolphin Rescues Pygmy Sperm Whales

Moko, a bottlenose dolphin well known by residents of a beach near Wellington, New Zealand was observed by several credible witnesses as she rescued two pygmy sperm whales, a mother and her calf. The pygmy sperm whales, about the size of dolphins themselves, had become trapped on the beachward side of some sandbars. Human rescuers had arrived to try to guide them back out to sea, but the whales had become disoriented and were showing signs of distress.

Then Moko arrived, and led the two whales out around a sandbar, back into open water. The two whales have not been seen again near any beach.

Moko, who commonly comes around to play with boats and with people swimming at local beaches, clearly has no problems with the idea of socializing with other species. She is a wild dolphin, but stories of the rescue of human beings by wild dolphins have been told for centuries. This is the first time a wild dolphin has been witnessed coming to the assistance of a non-human species.

For the sake of marine biodiversity, and multiculturalism on land and at sea, we thank you, Moko.

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2 thoughts on “Moko The Dolphin Rescues Pygmy Sperm Whales”

  1. Chad Higgins says:

    Maybe they were trained by people from a lost civilization that was smarter than we are in some ways. They say dolphins in Mauritania help men fish. I always wondered if Dodo birds were the chickens of an Atlantis type civilization. There is a V shaped shelf to the right of Madigascar that could fit atlantis descriptions. Furthermore, Luke 21:25 says “all men will be perplexed by the roaring of the ocean and the waves.” The greek word in the original text sounds like our word echo, and is used in 1 Cor. 13:2 concering the reverberation of a gong. Think, the reverbrateing sound of the ocean is the clicks and of dolphins and whales. A tsunami wave makes a big sound, but the this is saying there is another sound of the ocean in general besides the waves.

  2. Luke says:

    I would be very careful about thinking words that sound alike in different languages mean similar things; for example, “Gift” in English means something given voluntarily; in the German language “Gift” has the exact same sound and spelling but means “poison.”

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