Hurricane Ida: Stranded dolphin rescued and returned to the wild
A dolphin stuck in a Louisiana neighborhood due to Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters was rescued and released back into the wild.
According to a news release from SeaWorld Rescue, a crew worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Audubon Aquarium’s Coastal Wildlife Network, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and the National Marine Mammal Foundation to rescue a dolphin stuck in a small Slidell pond.
Residents first noticed the dolphin last week, as Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters rushed through the neighborhood.
According to SeaWorld, the rescue team was able to extract the dolphin from the pond and transport it to a facility where it will be inspected by a doctor.
The dolphin was confirmed to be unharmed and was released back into the wild on Sunday, according to SeaWorld.
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