Eight dolphins found stranded in Florida Keys as of Monday

Eight dolphins found stranded in Florida Keys as of Monday

As of Monday, eight dolphins have been discovered stranded in the Florida Keys. Marine mammal rescue officials have speculated that Hermine pushed the dolphins into shallow waters.

In a press release on Monday, Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder (DPMMR) said that it had found three more stranded spinner dolphins in Florida Bayshallow waters, north of Islamorada in Everglades National Park.

DPMMR president Art Cooper said that all of the dolphins rescued lately had signs of extreme dehydration with second- and third-degree burns accounted to the sun overexposure for long time spans.

On Saturday, Marine Mammal Responder personnel rescued five stranded spinner dolphins. The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution transported two of them to Sea World in Orlando for extra treatment.

On Sunday one of them died and another was critical on Monday. On Saturday, the other three were humanely euthanized after wildlife officials found them extremely dehydrated and noted the mammals had such elevated heart rates that their chances of staying live were negligible.

Cooper added that on Sunday an extra spinner dolphin was found swimming strong in a Conch Key canal in the Middle Keys. Thereafter, DPMMR staffers managed to guide dolphin back to the ocean.

The two living dolphins have been shifted to SeaWorld in Orlando for further treatment.Cooper mentioned that they have got other reports of stranded dolphins. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionhas been asked to carry out an aerial survey to attempt and located other stranded dolphins.

On Saturday, the Florida Keys-based Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder rescuers haverecovered five stranded spinner dolphins. They found four of them nearly 20 miles north of Islamorada in Florida Bay, and the a fifth one was discovered in the bay, just off Lower Matecumbe Key.


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