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Rescued dolphin calf in stable condition at Mote
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Rescued dolphin calf in stable condition at Mote

Sarasota, Florida - His nickname is Taz and experts at Mote Marine Laboratory are watching the bottlenose dolphin calf closely. On Friday Taz was swimming on his own and in stable condition.

Taz was brought to Mote's Dolphin and Whale Hospital on Thursday after the calf was found stranded on a sandbar at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. That's on Sanibel Island in Lee County.

Mote staff members say keeping the six-month-old calf well fed is a major priority and because baby dolphins have small stomachs, Taz is being fed frequent small meals.

Just why the dolphin stranded is unknown and its mother was not in sight. Dolphin calves typically stay with their mothers for at least three years.

For more information and to see video of Taz click here.

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