Thursday, February 16, 2006

Dolphin rescued near Mobile

An unexpected visitor near a Pinellas County mobile home park needed a helping hand this past weekend.An older female dolphin stranded herself in shallow water on Sunday at Anchor North Bay Mobile Home Park The dolphin was too sick to be pushed back into deeper water, and had to be towed to shore, because of thick mud.

Dr. Janine Cianciolo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium:"She is still fairly strong, she doesn't have any sunburn or anything like that. She is definitely going to need to go into rehabilitation for a while."The dolphin was taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium for evaluation, and then moved to Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota.An examination shows the animal has some lesions on her skin and possibly some respiratory problems.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"