Houston News : Help needed finding baby dolphin wrapped in plastic near Galveston


Nov. 17, 2020Updated: Nov. 17, 2020 6:39 p.m.

A dolphin was spotted wrapped in plastic in photos posted by the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Facebook / Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Find. That. Dolphin.

The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network is asking the water-mobile public to help search for a particular dolphin calf photographed in the Houston Ship Channel with plastic wrapped around its body. The rescue group routinely helps stranded and injured water creatures like dolphins along the southeast Texas coast.

“Survival is otherwise unlikely,” the group said of the ailing dolphin in a Facebook post Tuesday.

brb omw to find that dolphin pic.twitter.com/U16eGtX08W

— Jay R. Jordan (@JayRJordan) November 17, 2020

Anyone who spots the dolphins 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 in question, call the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network 24-hour hotline at 1-800-9MAMMAL (1-800-962-6625).

Jay R. Jordan writes about life behind the wheel for Chron.com, among other topics like the weather and hot takes on complimentary bread.

in Houston

Source : chron.com