Rescued dolphins at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
25th September 2003
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Two rescued dolphins are undergoing medical treatment
at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The two
dolphins were brought to the Aquarium on Tuesday
after beaching themselves near Empire, Louisiana.
The dolphins are Short Snouted Spinner Dolphins or
Clymene Dolphins, a deep-water species not normally
found close to shore. The dolphins, a young male and
female, are receiving round-the-clock medical attention
by Aquarium staff and veterinarians. The dolphins are
being given fluids, antibiotics, and are offered a diet
of capelin and squid.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is the coordinator
for the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle
Stranding Network. Aquarium staff are trained for
the recovery and treatment of sick, injured, or stranded
marine mammals and sea turtles.
September 24, 2003
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is currently caring
for two Common Dolphins who were found stranded in
Empire Louisiana on Tuesday.
The animals were brought to the Aquarium Tuesday.
Once they arrived at the Aquarium, veterinarians
immediately began medical treatment for them.
They have been given fluids, antibiotics, and other
medicines as a precautionary measure.
The smaller of the two dolphins is male and weighs
approximately 85 pounds. The second dolphin, a
female, is larger and weighs approximately 130
pounds. It is not known why the animals stranded
themselves. The relationship between the dolphins
is also not clear.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is the coordinator of the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Network and trained for the recovery and treatment of sick, injured, or stranded marine mammals and sea turtles.
It is not known how long the dolphins will be at the Aquarium and undergoing medical care. They are in a behind-the-scenes holding area where they can be treated and monitored constantly.