WELLFLEET — Two dolphins reported Tuesday morning as stranded in Wellfleet Harbor, east of the pier, were rescued before 2 p.m. by International Fund for Animal Welfare staff, according to Brian Sharp, the nonprofit Yarmouth Port-based organization's marine mammal rescue and research manager.

The two dolphins were undergoing treatment prior to their release in deeper waters, Sharp said.

When the rescuers found the dolphins, they were in a “very bad location," Sharp said.

"They're trying to herd them right now," Wellfleet Assistant Harbormaster William Sullivan said by phone at around 11:20 a.m., speaking of IFAW's efforts to rescue the dolphins.

The animals were located inside the marina, where boats are tied up, Sullivan said. High tide in the harbor was to occur at 1:20 p.m.