Moore later smiles at the thought, but dismisses any mystical link with the animals.
"They're wild animals," she says. "This is not comforting for them. They don't want to be touched."
The day's gray cold has soaked through Moore and she's worn out. Help for her team is coming from different places; some workers Tuesday came up from a Virginia aquarium. But she says the pace of the strandings has been exhausting.
"We just don't know when it's going to end anymore," she says. "That wears on people."
But she's been encouraged by IFAW's success so far in getting dolphins back to sea.
"I think that as humans we have such a huge impact on the ocean environment and on these animals in other ways, that this is our opportunity to do the right thing."
As Moore speaks, her eyes flicker out to the harbor, where she can see the harbormaster's boat has led its group of dolphins to sea. But her agency's boat is still out, and she's unsure if those dolphins will make it, or simply beach again.
The dolphins would all eventually reach the bay. But on Tuesday it was too early for answers, and Moore wonders if she'll soon be second-guessing her decision to let the tide free the dolphins, rather than her workers.
"Ask me tomorrow how I feel about that," she says.
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