8 Dec 2017 - 6:49 p. m.
Así fue el marcaje de delfines rosados en Colombia
Tributary of the Amazon river Amazonas, Colombia
Ruby Gomez, Segundo Peña Montoya and (?), from the local fishing community, hired by Omacha Foundation to help in the capture of the dolpins, attempt to capture a dolphin under heavy rain. Amazonas, Colombia
Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) The team manages to net a group of four Amazon River Dolphins in Quebrada Valencia, a small tributary of the Loretayacu River Amazonas, Colombia.
Hernán Gómez, one of the local fishermen hired by Omacha Foundation for the capture operation, jumps into the water to keep the net in place while the boat surrounds the dolphin Amazonas, Colombia.
An Amazon River Dolphin is successfully netted and team members of Omacha Foundation try to bring it on board Amazonas, Colombia.
Aldo Curico, from Omacha Foundation, caresses the dolphin to calm her down. Amazon River Dolphins are extremely tactile animals and direct contact seems to have a soothing effect Amazonas, Colombia.
Amazon River Dolphins are extremely tactile animals and direct contact seems to have a soothing effect. Keeping them hydrated is also extremely important. Amazonas, Colombia.
At the end of the tagging procedure, the team transfers the dolphin back into the river using a stretcher Amazonas, Colombia.