The biologist Maddalena Bearzi described an interesting case of girl’s redemption by dolphins. Young girl was about to commit a suicide, but the pack of dolphins rescued her. Maddalena also presented a theory, according to which dolphins have an ability to feel the human being’s presence in the water. This theory was formulated against the contrast theory of other scientists, who declared that some cases of redemption by dolphins cannot be the evidence of their true intentions and these marine mammals are simply playing with the drowning persons.
Maddalena Bearzi presented the persuasive evidence for her theory. The case with the girl was described in Maddalena’s her new book, called “Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist”. Female scientist, who are also the president of Ocean Conservation Society gave an interview for Mail Online and told more about this incident.
This story took place in the water area of California State. According to the biologist’s words, her colleagues and she were exploring the habits of dolphins, when the mammals were suddenly distracted from eating their bait and rushed into the deep waters. The scientists were intrigued and started to pursue the pack. After a while they saw some object in the water, surrounded by dolphins. Bearzi remembered that the group of dolphins grouped in the way to create a circle around the object. Several moments later it became obvious that the object was the girl. When she saw the scientists, she gave a weak signal for helping by raising her hand into an air.
“We took the girl out of water, informed rescuers and went to Marina Del Ray” – told Maddalena. Later they have find out that the 18 year old girl was suffered from hypothermia and decided to spend her vacation in California. For some reasons she decided to commit a suicide (this information was received from her suicide note, which was found later).
“This story shows us, that dolphins are able to feel the presence of man in the water and define his location. They rescued the girl by showing her location to us”. The girl is now fully recovered from the long presence in cold water.