LA01 - Igor
|Species: Bottlenose Dolphin,
Age Class: Adult
Date of Stranding: September 25, 2005
Location of Stranding: Creole, Cameron Parish, TX
Duration of care at TMMSN:
Final Disposition: Released September September 25, 2005
LA01, an adult male bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), was reported September 25th 2005, one day after Hurricanes Rita’s landfall, in a road-side ditch near Creole, Cameron Parish, LA. TMMSN responded immediately following the report to the scene. This large male was actively swimming in circles and breathing regularly. The animal was in good body condition, the skin was firm and smooth, and no skin lesions were seen. With the help of a Coast Guard helicopter and the National Guard, he was airlifted to the coast and released into the Gulf of Mexico. He was named after the helicopter that transported him. Igor was observed interacting with a group of bottlenose dolphins within a few minutes after release.