PA715 - Harley
Harley, a young female spinner dolphin stranded at Gulf Beach Marker 84 in Port Aransas, TX on April 20, 2004. She was 155 cm in length at stranding. She underwent approximately 11 months of rehabilitation with the TMMSN at the ARK at UTMSI in Port Aransas. She was very active during her rehab and enjoyed time spent playing with her favorite ball, other toys, and interacting with her caregivers. She was also very vocal and was frequently observed blowing bubbles and clicking. She was determined to be non-releasable by the NMFS and was flown to MOTE Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL. to join a Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) named Moonshine.
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In the summer of 2008, TMMSN volunters Brandon and Kim Bassett visited Harley at MOTE. They report she is doing well and shared the pictures in the following slideshow:
Harley Slideshow MOTE 2008