A bottlenose dolphin stranded in a river outlet in Adelaide‘s west has been putting on a show for bewildered locals today after it became trapped in low tide.
The dolphin, affectionally known as June, was first spotted early this morning at the River Torrens outlet at West Beach.
Since then, more and more people have gathered to catch a glimpse at the mammal, who appears to be doing “tricks” for the spectators.
According to the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, the dolphin may have followed a school of fish into the shallow waters and became stuck when the tide changed.
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A wild dolphin stuck in the River Torrens outlet at West Beach is putting on a show for locals.
It's assumed the dolphin got washed into the water outlet during high tide this morning.
The public to leave the dolphin alone. ❌ pic.twitter.com/eZm23U45Kj
While it appears to be in good spirits, people are advised not to approach it.
SA National parks and Wildlife Service has been called and is working on helping get it back out to sea.