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Aug 16, 2010 12:53 PM by Melissa Canone

Sick Dolphin Rescued in Good Shape and Getting Better

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle
Rescue Program says a sick dolphin rescued from the Gulf of Mexico
in June is now in good shape and getting even better.
Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the
7-foot-9-inch male weighed 232 pounds when it stranded June 19 at
Rutherford Beach, and now weighs 270 pounds and is gaining more
weight each day.
There wasn't any visible oil on it when it was found, but all
ailing animals found since the BP PLC well blew wild on April 20
are checked.
Audubon plans to release the dolphin with a satellite tag for
research, but no release date has yet been set.

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