New Zealand rescuers use buckets and towels in race to save stranded dolphins

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Rescuers in New Zealand saved seven dolphins by using buckets of water and wrapping the animals in towels before releasing them back into the ocean on Friday, officials from the department of conservation said.

A total of nine dolphins were stranded at Whakanewha Bay on Waiheke Island, off the city of Auckland. The shoal included at least one calf, according to the Project Jonah, a collective that specialises in the rescue of stranded whales and dolphins.

Volunteers used towels to keep the dolphins hydrated as they waited for a tide to rise sufficiently to help the animals float back.

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