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Dolphin calf has infection, but doing well

Dolphin calf has infection, but doing well

Sarasota, FL -- A blood test shows that a dolphin calf being cared for at Mote Marine Laboratory has an infection, but experts say Taz is still responding well to treatment there.


The bottlenose dolphin calf, thought to be about six months old, was found stranded on a sandbar on Jan. 13.  


Mote experts say infections are common in stranded animals and Taz is being treated with antibiotics.


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Rescued dolphin calf in stable condition at Mote

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.

Eggs recovered, bald eagle pair relocated from dangerous area

Eggs recovered, bald eagle pair relocated from dangerous area

Sarasota, FL - A pair of bald eagles that nested in a light stand at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota are being encouraged to look for a safer place to re-nest.

Eagle experts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S.