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Whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings

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A baby bottlenose dolphin gets untangled from a fishing line in the USA.


The baby dolphin would've eventually died, had a determined team of marine biologists and veterinarians not set off on this amazing rescue.


"We were able to go right out and set the net around the animal, capture it, and the vets were able to disentangle it," said NOAA Biologist Jessica Powell.


Several feet of tangled fishing line was digging deep into the calf, through its mouth, around his flipper, and dorsal fin. It could've been a slow and painful death.




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