Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network



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 - Rocket

 

Species: Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Age Class: Adult
Gender: Male
Date of Stranding: June 24, 1994
Location of Stranding: Bolivar, TX
Duration of care at TMMSN: 17 days
Final Disposition: Released July 11, 1994

Rocket

Rocket stranded alive on Bolivar Peninsula on June 24th, 1994, the day of the Houston Rockets Victory Parade for their first national Championship. He was 214 cm (7 ft) in length. After a 17 day rehabilitation by volunteers who dubbed themselves "Rocket's Dream Team", he was released back to the Gulf of Mexico on July 11, 1994. Rocket was fitted with a satellite tag and monitored after his release.

 

Rocket