Dolphin pod saved using baby dolphin as a lure13/02/2013 13:42:25 Large pod of dolphins off Albany
February 2013. Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) staff have successfully herded a large pod of dolphins out to sea avoiding a potential mass stranding at Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve on Western Australia's south coast.
Pantropical spotted dolphins
Lured into deep water by baby dolphin
"The juvenile was sending out distress signals, which was calling the dolphins in, as soon as it was translocated to deeper waters the pod followed it out and last we saw they were swimming out to sea," he said.
There was no sign of the pod the following morning. A DEC spotter plane conducted aerial surveillance off the coastline but the pod could not be found.