The story's headline is simple, clear and wondrous: Dolphin rescues stranded whales.
For a change, I am not making fun of the on-line edition editor. The story is really something:
A dolphin swam up to two distressed whales that appeared headed for death in a beach stranding in New Zealand and guided them to safety, witnesses said Wednesday.Really first of a kind, and hooray to Moko. She is quite a gal!
The actions of the bottlenose dolphin -- named Moko by residents who said it spends much of its time swimming playfully with humans at the beach -- amazed would-be rescuers and an expert who said they were evidence of the species' friendly nature.
Anyhow, there was a wonder of a different nature that drew my attention: the insidious expert-speak:
...it's the first time I've heard of an inter-species refloating technique.Surely it's a good thing dolphins don't read...