Friday, September 08, 2006

Rescued dolphin is fine!

Marine experts believe a dolphin spotted in shallow Key West waters yesterday is OK.

The bottle-nosed dolphin was noticed near Key West International Airport yesterday afternoon. The Florida Keys Marine Mammal Rescue Team examined the dolphin and more than a dozen volunteers helped hoist it out of the water, unto a stretcher and into a U-Haul trailer.

Wildlife rescue official Sarah Nguyen says the adult male dolphin appears to be in good condition. She said there were no visible injuries, and he wasn't dehydrated.
Further tests are planned.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"