This is the moment a pod of dolphins washed onto a beach are saved by a rescuer as he pushes them back out to sea.
The extraordinary scenes – filmed on the Arabian Sea coast of Oman – show an expert from the gulf state’s Environment Authority wading in to help the stricken creatures.
In a heroic rescue, only one out of eight stranded dolphins died, with the rest swimming back out to sea.
Photographs show experts measuring and examining the dolphin that died on the beach in Dhofar Governorate.
Newsflash obtained a statement from the Environment Authority dated 7th February, saying: “The Directorate General of Environment in the Dhofar Governorate dealt with a report stating that eight Risso’s dolphins were stranded, washed up on the coast of the administrative area of Hasik.
“During which seven of them were rescued in good health, while the death of the eighth dolphin was recorded, and samples and measurements were taken for it to conduct laboratory tests and analyses.”
It is currently unclear what caused the dolphins to beach.
Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) is found all over the world, in tropical and temperate waters.
Dolphins often beach themselves when they are sick or injured