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1 Dolphin Dead, 4 Others Rescued On Cape Cod

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Animal rescuers say one common dolphin is dead and four others got stranded after a herd of eight was caught swimming during low tide on Thanksgiving at Herring River on Cape Cod.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare says its Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team successfully herded three dolphins out of danger Thursday.

The four stranded dolphins were stabilized, carried out of the mud and placed in a rescue trailer for full health exams. They were all deemed healthy for release back to the ocean.

Rescuers and volunteers from IFAW, AmeriCorps and National Park Service released one dolphin bull and three cows from Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.

This program aired on November 22, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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