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Not exactly sailing related, but not necessarily an 'off topic' subject either..
One often hears marine lore of a dolphin seemingly saving a struggling swimmer, or warning of dangers ahead etc.. Here's a nice short video of people helping out during one of those inexplicable episodes of dolphins beaching themselves.
Whatever the motivation, this footage shows how quickly they become immobilized even in light surf.. good on these folks for how quickly they set things right!!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)