Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

(MML 0608)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Female
Date Stranded March 31, 2006
Location of Stranding Gulfside, Longboat Key
Date of Arrival March 31, 2006
Number of Days of Care <1 day

Final Disposition

died April 1, 2006

4/1 This dolphin stranded on the Gulf beaches of Longboat Key.  It has healed skin lesions and numerous rake marks.  It also has a swollen shoulder that will be x-rayed soon.  Dolphin is swimming on its own.  It has been given fluids, antibiotics, and Vit. E/selenium.

4/1 PM Dolphin swam for a short period and then quit.  It went into shock and died at about 10:30 pm.  Necropsy will be performed tomorrow.

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