From time to time, some disoriented or curious dolphins get closer to the shoreline than they should. And that causes risk situations, as these animals can become stranded as a result of the shallow depth and the presence of waste of human origin.
In the last hours, two surfers have rescued a dolphin that had been stranded on the beach of Mataleñas, near Santander. The cetacean was struggling to get back to the sea, but it wasn't making it.
Luckily, the two surfers realized the situation and helped the animal escape, moving it to an area deep enough for the dolphin to swim again.
Dolphins tend to come closer to the coast to feed, since it is much easier for them to hunt species that live near the coast.
In addition, in recent years the sighting of these cetaceans near the coast has increased, for reasons that are not known, although it is suspected that the warming of the waters and the decrease in the contamination of coastal waters during the time of confinement and pandemic they have helped.