Saturday, May 12, 2007

Baby dolphin found stuck in trash!

A dolphin calf was rescued Thursday in Indian River County after becoming entangled in packing material.

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution marine mammal rescue team said they located the dolphin in the St. Sebastian River Thursday.

Rescuers said they took 20 minutes to remove a large rubber packaging band that had become tangled around the young male calf's head.

Harbor Branch officials said the calf and his mother were travelling with a pod of other dolphins in the area. The baby was released to his mother after rescuers removed the band.
Harbor Branch officials said the calf has a 90 percent chance of a full recovery.

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