Stranded Young Dolphin Cared for by Texas State Aquarium

A male bottlenose dolphin calf was admitted to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi on June 18 after being found stranded north of Goose Island State Park.

The calf had injuries consistent with malnutrition and evidence of pneumonia, Texas State Aquarium said.

The aquarium said the calf was receiving 24-hour critical care with feeds every three hours. This clip shows staff feeding the calf in a pool.

“So far, we are seeing some improvement in blood values, which is encouraging," head veterinarian Dr Carrie Ullmer said.

The aquarium said that while they remained hopeful for the dolphin’s future, there were no plans yet for its release or transfer to another facility. Credit: Texas State Aquarium via Storyful

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