06-26-2007, 01:00 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Deaf dolphin's 5-day-old calf dies
NEW: Calf dies after developing breathing problems
Mother dolphin was found stranded off Vero Beach, Florida
Researchers had set up "chat line" to help calf learn to vocalize
The mother, named Castaway, is deaf and cannot properly vocalize
KEY LARGO, Florida (AP) -- The newborn calf of a deaf bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded last fall off a Florida beach died Friday at a marine mammal rehabilitation center.
Veterinarians and volunteers had noticed Thursday that the 5-day-old calf's breathing was labored and it was struggling to swim. They stayed through the night nursing it and administering drugs, said Robert Lingenfelser, president of the Marine Mammal Conservancy
Rest of the article, along with a picture: http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science....ap/index.html
06-26-2007, 01:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
06-26-2007, 04:58 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Aww, that's so sad.