Sunday, July 01, 2007

Hopes of stranded dolphin freeing itself are high!

A crew from the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute paid a visit Saturday to a dolphin stranded in the waters of Turnbull Bay.

Researchers speculate the dolphin may have come in with a high tide and been left behind. The SeaWorld crew was going to keep an eye on the dolphin, said Kim Amendola, a spokeswoman for the National Marine Fisheries Service, which oversees marine mammals such as dolphins and whales.

"We're trying to give her some time to get out by herself," Amendola said.
If the dolphin doesn't find its way out, a rescue may be attempted in the next few days.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"