Oyster growers, eco-guards from the commune community, firefighters, rescuers from the SNSM or even scientists from Pelagis ... All were requisitioned on Tuesday for a vast rescue operation.

Seventeen bottlenose dolphins found themselves trapped by the tide near the oyster farms of Tonille, in Loix, on the Île de Ré (Charente-Maritime).

Mammals that hunted a school of fish and ran aground.

Despite the intervention of many rescuers, three of the dolphins did not survive, including two babies.

The others were able to regain the sea during the day.

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  • Poitou-Charentes

  • Ocean

  • Dolphin

  • Fish

  • Rescue