What should be done for lost baby dolphins and whales?

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The recent saga of yet another lost whale calf has many people wondering if we need to reevaluate the protocols for helping stranded and injured dolphins and whales. This melon-headed whale calf was monitored for almost a week before it was taken to shore, weak from hunger and dehydration, to be euthanized.
In a similar event, an orca calf was monitored as it clung to a harbor buoy in New Zealand (Baby killer whale fights for life in New Zealand harbour) but wasn’t allowed to be rescued for almost three weeks –  which was also too late. These situations are stressful and difficult for those who are called upon to decide the fate of the helpless animals, and it would seem that stranding responders could use more support for their difficult jobs, more funding and equipment, and rescue facilities.
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