Happy (Seven Dwarfs)

Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis)

(MML 0414-D, HBOI 0440)

Age Class Adult
Gender Male
Date Stranded August 5, 2004
Location of Stranding Hutchinson Island, Florida (near Ft. Pierce)
Date of Arrival August 7, 2004
Number of Days of Care 10 days

Final Disposition

Died on August 17, 2004

This dolphin stranded with about 37 others of the same species. All were pushed back, but restranded again. Dolphin was brought to the Dolphin and Whale Hospital with six others of the same group for rehabilitation.

8/9 Dolphin has severe pneumonia, high white count and high liver values, external wounds, and is severely emaciated. Started on antibiotics and fluids.

8/15 Dolphin is showing little improvent and pneumonia is not responding to treatment. Changed antibiotics.

8/17 Dolphin began showing neurological symptoms and died suddenly at about 8 this morning. Necropsy revealed hemorrages in the brain and heart. Histopath is pending.

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