Two dolphins rescued after TS Edouard

August 6, 2008 1:45:33 PM PDT
Tropical storm Edouard didn't just bring heavy winds and rain to the Houston/Galveston area ? he also brought in two bottlenose dolphins, left stranded yesterday on Crystal Beach in the Bolivar Peninsula.The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network received a report that the dolphins were stranded at 3 PM on Tuesday, August 5.

A team worked quickly to make sure that both dolphins were comfortable, and then loaded them in a truck for transport to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration property, where they were placed in a rehabilitation tank at about 5 PM.

The dolphins are currently in good condition and have been approved by National Marine Fisheries Service for immediate release back into the ocean, scheduled for today, Wednesday, August 6 at 6:30 PM.

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