Friday, June 14, 2013

SeaWorld Rescues Bottlenose Dolphin Beached In Florida: VIDEO

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – SeaWorld Orlando's Animal Rescue team rescued an adult male bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded in shallow water in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County on Central Florida's east coast.

SeaWorld officials said that the bottlenose dolphin appeared thin when it was rescued, weighing only 350 pounds and measures eight-feet-long.   It's not known at this time why the dolphin was stranded. 

The dolphin's condition is considered very critical, but stable, at SeaWorld's marine mammal medical facility where he has started eating.

SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - for more than four decades. So far this year, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued two manatees and returned one.

If you see injured marine animal, you can help by calling the FWC hotline at 1(888) 404-3922 or by dialing *FWC on a cellular device. 

Image and Video Credit: SeaWorld Orlando


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