5 stranded spinner dolphins rescued in Florida Keys

Posted at 9:27 AM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 09:27:30-04

(NBC) - Five stranded spinner dolphins were rescued near Key Largo this weekend.

Four of the dolphins were found north of Islamorada in the Florida Bay on Saturday while a fifth was discovered in the bay, just off lower Matecumbe Key.

All of the dolphins showed signs of dehydration and were taken to two separate facilities for treatment.


Rescue officials believe Hurricane Hermine may have pushed the dolphins from their normal deepwater habitats.

There are reports that other dolphins may be stranded in the same area where the first four were found.

A request has been made to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct a search over the area Sunday morning.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel