This Father's Day morning, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team was called by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to receive and care for a rough-toothed dolphin that was discovered beached on the shoreline of Clearwater Beach.
The 200 pound, 7 foot sub adult male rough-toothed dolphin was rescued by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium earlier this morning and transported to our facility for further care and rehabilitation.
Upon arrival, the dolphin was placed in a quarantine area where our Animal Rescue Team and veterinarians provided immediate treatment and care including, fluids and antibiotics.
Due to the dolphin being severely weak, our animal care team is constantly monitoring the dolphin's respiration not to mention four animal care experts are walking beside the dolphin around the clock to help him regain his strength.
The dolphin will continue to receive round-the-clock care from the animal care team and more treatment will be administered if needed once results come back from blood work.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team is on call 24/7 to save and care for injured, orphaned or ill animals. In collaboration with the government and other members of accredited stranding networks, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 26,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - for more than five decades.