Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

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

PER001 - Rice


Species: Bottlenose Dolphin, Turiops truncatus
Age Class: Adult
Gender: Male
Date of Stranding: Reported October 11, 2005
Location of Stranding: Freshwater Bayou, Vermilion Parish, LA
Duration of care at TMMSN:
Final Disposition: Released October 13, 2005
PER001 - Rice

PER001 Rice, an adult male bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), was reported on October 11, 2005 following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. TMMSN responded and on October 13, 2005, we were able to rescue the animal safely with the use of a net. This male was found in a borrow pit along a dirt road near Freshwater Bayou in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The health of the dolphin was assessed and he was released back into the Gulf of Mexico.