Feel Good Friday: 8 am on March 5, 2012.

Feel Good Friday: 8 am on March 5, 2012. Idyllic blue ocean and ripples of surf. Suddenly, a pod of dolphins appear and beach themselves on this Brazilian coast. Watch the amazingly efficient rescue.

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88 Responses to Feel Good Friday: 8 am on March 5, 2012.


  1. Incredible, I’ve got mad respect for the beachgoers that made such quick work out of this and averting potential disaster. Thanks for sharing !

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    They seem so matter of fact about the whole thing. Wow.


  3. That is the most amazing thing! They see the problem and they don’t have to think twice about going in there and taking care of it.

  4. René Fabre says:


    Moving my heart… Awesome! Beautiful!

  5. Bob Calder says:


    Imagine trying to breathe and being dragged by your feet backward into the waves.

  6. Rajini Rao says:


    Who knew the efficient way to grab a dolphin was by its tail? 🙂

  7. Bob Calder says:


    Rajini Rao Anybody that watched The Cove. 😉

  8. Rajini Rao says:


    I don’t think I have the stomach for that Bob Calder 😦

  9. Mark Hogan says:


    So calm, great footage

  10. Bob Calder says:


    Rajini Rao The vet and neurologist and ethicist at the “Should Dolphins be Non-human Persons” talk put a clip of The Cove on (during AAAS – San Diego year before last) as a totally manipulative ploy and the audience wasn’t happy about it. That’s when Ray Speir asked them how they reconciled their views with the fact that as humans, we acknowledge only organisms that are eaten or which eat us. Much harumphing ensued.

  11. Rajini Rao says:


    I thought this non-human person status was very recent..just read about it. It’s been in the works for a couple of years?

  12. René Fabre says:


    Again, beyond moved… and yes, if someone thought of me enough to drag me by my fin back into the water of my life. I think, I believe, I know… I’d be grateful. I’d swim to the future! Blessings…

  13. julie woods says:


    Wow. I am speechless!


  14. This is wonderful! Great response by people at the beach.

  15. Bob Calder says:


    Rajini Rao It has been around as long as people have been identifying animals’ behavior as human when they should have identified their own behavior as having origins outside of “humanity” in common with things like worms, ants, bees, and of course, mammals. But yeah. San Diego was the first since I have been attending in 2005 – that I know of anyway.

  16. Rajini Rao says:


    Bob Nguma , there was a similar case of the crowd stepping in to pull out a motorcyclist who crashed and slid under a burning car. Incredibly, they managed to lift up the car together and drag the young man out (he survived) before the ambulance arrived.

  17. Rajini Rao says:


    Put that way, Bob Calder , it is an interesting thought. We humans do have a tendency to equate any familiar behavior with “humanity”, come to think about it.

  18. julie woods says:


    I found it striking to watch the cooperative behavior of these people intent on saving these animals.

  19. Rajini Rao says:


    I wondered, julie woods , if this has happened before. Perhaps it is a tricky area where tides can wash them in, and the locals have seen this before.


  20. Pretty amazing! Happy ending 🙂

  21. julie woods says:


    It has happened many times over the years, at hundreds of beaches. Some dolphin experts attribute it to illness within a pod. However, in this case, I think conditions were just right. The tide was right. The water depth was right. Possible they were pulled in by a rare kind of reverse rip tide that pulls one in, instead of dragging them out to see. I was fascinated by the contagious crowd behavior. I believe people were quite surprised, based on their body language. Scientists do believe that a type of “suicide” causes some dolphins and whales to beach themselves. I don’t think this was one of those cases, however. I believe the dolphins happened to be in the wrong place at the right time…depending on how you look at it. thank you for this, Rajini

  22. Ming-Yi Wu says:


    Aww, the poor dolphins! i’m so glad they were rescued!

  23. Kyle Suen says:


    Faith in humanity RESTORED


  24. Μπράβο!!! Σπουδαία δουλειά….

  25. Suresh says:


    great job guys saved many lives


  26. This is such a cool video! But why did that guy in the blue shorts have to take them off before getting in the water?! LOL Javaris Snell called him “Captain Underpants”


  27. great work of the people, thanks for capturing the image


  28. the great mankind thinking


  29. kind hearted peoples


  30. ummm nice………..

  31. Kym Edwards says:


    Awesome!!! Good work!


  32. Why these dolphins behaved awkward ???

  33. Renju Jose says:


    Very nice people. Appreciate them saving the creatures…

  34. Panda Galy says:


    awww i love dolphins

  35. Suhasitha S says:


    Thrilling indeed! Thanks Rajini for sharing this.

  36. JB Martinez says:


    great job! i liked the fact that they were so casual about it.


  37. sooooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet

  38. Sampath hari says:


    very nice………..


  39. earnest antony because they are awkward dolphins duhhhh ! ! !


  40. awesome raji , grt job by that people.

  41. Salman Khan says:


    That’s Called Humanity….


    Very nice.


    Heads Off….


  42. humanity still remains in us


    salute to those peoples for this great job

  43. Amber Nicole says:


    You are all amazing ❤


  44. What a nice humanity video

  45. mirko trojan says:


    Good people still exist. Greetings from europe 🙂

  46. Kinza Gilani says:


    great job pleased to here that some people still care for wild life

  47. Kathryn Chan says:


    I love how they help out! ♥


  48. Awwww. sooo glad they saved them


  49. +94756939303 pls call me

  50. ima duduls says:


    wiwwww ,,, amazing …

  51. Kathryn Chan says:


    Patrick Spint Hello Patrick 🙂


  52. Good people,respect!!!!

  53. Kathryn Chan says:


    Ave cakmak, I agree ^ ^

  54. Kathryn Chan says:


    Janet Cazares, yes it was indeed, that’s why I love this video so much! ♥


  55. +100 great rescue…


  56. well Rajini Rao 2 more comments & my point will going to be proved

  57. Ramiz Ahmed says:


    Local people are doing jobs like professionals


  58. great thing count on humanity….

  59. yogesh kumar says:


    it’s really true….!!!!


  60. Very Nice & Happiest moment.


  61. The answer to the mystery surrounding whale and dolphin strandings can be revealed in only one word:


    B A R O S I N U S I T I S . . .


    http://www.deafwhale.com/seaquake_solution/

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