Hubbs-Seaworld Saves Entangled Dolphin Calf Near Cocoa Beach
By Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute // May 15, 2017
calf sighted with a rope through his mouth
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA– Hubbs-SeaWorld helped free a dolphin calf recently near Cocoa Beach that was entangled in a rope and monofilament fishing line.
The calf was sighted a while ago with a rope through his mouth and around his body, but rescue efforts were delayed by poor weather.
After successful disentanglement today, the calf and mother swam off together.
You can do your part to prevent wildlife entanglements by properly disposing of fishing gear and participating in clean up efforts to remove debris from local waterways.
Thank you as always to our partners in this rescue, including Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and SeaWorld Orlando.