Australia Trains Marine Paramedics

Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur press clipping Salawak Tribune 24.12.80, written by Glyn May.

Brisbane, Australia: Volunteer paramedics skilled in the treatment of marine mammals are being trained to save whales and dolphins stranded and injured on Australia’s beaches.

The “sea doctors’ on call 24 hours a day are equipped to treat sun burn, exhaustion, dehydration, psychological stress and infections and administer antibiotics, cortisone or vitamins.

The first six graduates of a special school are busy at present answering distress calls along the southern Queensland coastline while moves are under to spread the program world-wide through … Continue reading

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