IMMS trying to determine how to get stranded dolphin out of fresh water

IMMS trying to determine how to get stranded dolphin out of fresh water

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Multiple marine wildlife agencies are still trying to determine the best way to help a dolphin that has been stranded in an Ocean Springs bayou for about two weeks.

Dr. Moby Solangi, the director of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, says his team is working on ways to help the dolphin, which is currently stuck in Simmons Bayou.

According to Solangi, the fresh water is harmful to the mammal, which is showing signs of distress.

Two options are being looked at to help the animal, however, Solangi says it will depend on the dolphin's condition as to which option is chosen.

The dolphin could be pushed out of the bayou using nets. It would then end up in a canal that leads to the Mississippi Sound. The second option is to capture the dolphin and bring it to IMMS for rehabilitation.

Both NOAA and DMR are assisting IMMS in helping to rescue the dolphin.

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