Rescue group needs help finding baby dolphin wrapped in debris near Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network is still searching for the entangled dolphin calf in the Houston Ship Channel.

Last week, the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network asked for the public's help in finding a dolphin calf that was spotted with debris wrapped around its neck.

"Our dedicated team of volunteers and staff continue boat and land-based surveys for the entangled dolphin calf but we are sorry to report that we have not had any sightings of mom nor the calf since 11/18. Our team will continue to survey and will remain on-call for any reported sightings and response efforts needed over the holiday weekend. Thank you all for your continued support," the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network said on its Facebook.

The rescue group is known for helping stranded and injured water creatures like dolphins in the southeast Texas coast.

The group said they first observed the dolphin with its mom in the Galveston Ship Channel, but recent records show the mom is spending time in the Galveston Bay.

Anyone who spots the dolphin is urged to take photos and record your GPS location. The group says it's important to stay at least 50 yards from the dolphin and let the experts handle the rescue.

If you see the dolphin, call the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network 24-hour hotline at 1-800-9MAMMAL (1-800-962-6625).

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