Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals through rescue and rehabilitation, research and education.

LA03 - Ren


Species: Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Age Class: Adult
Gender: Female
Date of Stranding: Reported October 14, 2005
Location of Stranding: Little Chenier, Cameron Parish, LA
Duration of care at TMMSN:
Final Disposition: Released October 18, 2005
LA03 - Ren

LA03 Ren, an adult female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), was reported October 14, 2005 following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita near Little Chenier, Cameron Parish, LA. On October 18, 2005, the TMMSN responded and found the female dolphin in a long canal with stagnant water. Ren was rescued using a net and released immediately with a roto-tag placed on the dorsal fin.