By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
For weeks local boat captains, fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts had monitored a dolphin swimming in the Laguna Madre which showed signs of distress due to being entangled in debris. On Monday, representatives
from Sea World San Antonio, Sea World Orlando, NOAA and a number of locals came together to perform a rescue mission on the dolphin South Padre Island had come to know as Tango.
Sea World, which maintains a marine animal rescue operation, received word of the entangled dolphin via the Texas Marine Mammal stranding Network, said Steve Aibel, curator at Sea World San Antonio’s zoological department. The alert spurred an all-hands-on-deck response from staff at the San Antonio and Orlando, Florida parks.
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