|Date Stranded||June 23, 1992|
|Location of Stranding||Matlacha Pass, Pine Island, FL|
|Date of Arrival||June 23, 1992|
|Number of Days of Care||37|
Released on 31 Jul 1992
MML 9219 was weak, with abrasions from entanglement, muscle and liver damage. Lesions of the fungus Lobomycosis were present on the skin of the flukes and peduncle. He was started on prophylactic antibiotics, fluids, supportive care, and was transferred to a small lagoon on day 3. Matt began eating and swimming after 2 days. Recovery was uneventful. He was released back into Matlacha Pass and seen numerous times over the next 2.5 years.
Entanglement in crab trap line
Gorzelany, J. F., "The rescue, rehabilitation, and reintroduction of an injured Atlantic bottlenose dolphin along the southwest Florida Coast. International Marine Animal Trainers Association conference, Bahamas, November 1992.
Gorzelany, J. F. and Wells, R. S., "Longterm resightings of two stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) rehabilitated and reintroduced into southwest Florida waters." Society for Marine Mammalogy conference, Orlando, FL, 1995.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve exceeded our goal! But we’re not stopping there. Fundraising continues until our annual black-tie gala, Oceanic Evening on October 29, 2016.
Learn more about how every contribution makes a difference.