Monday, 17 January 2011

DECC | Stranded dolphin euthanized at Moruya South Head

Media release: 2 January 2011
A young Inshore Bottle Nosed Dolphin stranded in a rock pool, at Toragy Point, in Eurobodalla National Park had to be euthanized this morning following veterinary advice.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manger, Tony Baxter said the animal had been stranded by the tide probably some time on Saturday

"The young dolphin was discovered yesterday afternoon and ORRCA volunteers stayed with the dolphin overnight, working in shifts staying with it in a rock pool - giving it support," he said.

"NPWS staff went to the site early today and observed that the dophin was in very poor condition. It was dehydrated, emaciated and couldn't right itself.

"We asked the local vets from Moruya to assess the condition of the dolphin. They came down to the site and liaised with experts from SeaWorld on the Gold Coast, by phone.

"Unfortunately the prognosis was that the young dolphin was suffering and it wouldn't be possible to rehabilitate it, and advised the dolphin be euthanized to save it from any further suffering.

"Sadly, the dolphin was euthanized at 10.00 this morning. Blood samples were taken and the body has been taken to the Moruya Veterinary Clinic for autopsy.

"I'd like to thank ORRCA and local members of the public for their dedication and support. ORRCA volunteers turned up last night and locals and other volunteers came to assist this morning."

Friday, 14 January 2011

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Orca "Nami" buy 5 billion dead, seven-month breeding

 Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium (Minato-ku, Nagoya) female killer whale "Nami" (28 years estimated) 14 days and died. Ill from late December of last year, had no appetite. Seen as ulcerative colitis, with detailed autopsy to determine cause of death.
 Nami is captured off the coast of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, had been bred since 1986, the municipal Whale Museum. 5 billion purchase in June 2003 Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. In that case, length of 5.9 m, weight 2.7 tons. Recently, it was reduced nearly 300 kilograms in weight.
 According to the aquarium, there is no appetite from 21 daily in December, for example, injecting drug therapy. Although there were signs of recovery earlier this month, was eating food again. Abnormal breathing conditions and continued floating in the water as a groggy, 7:00 pm 24 dead 14 minutes.
 Killer whale breeding in the aquarium, the female died in 2008, "Ku" followed by two chiefs. Nami was raised, it was only seven months. Makoto Hazime ancestral Hisashi Tate, "but in the attitude of thorough bred, too bad so quickly died away. Sorry for the people who supported the Nami" he said.
 According to the director, the life of female killer whale about 80 years.
(Chunichi Shimbun)

Bottlenose Dolphin Calf Rescued from Sanibel Brought to Mote's Hospital

Bottlenose Dolphin Calf Rescued from Sanibel Brought to Mote's Hospital

Published Friday, January 14, 2011 7:00 am
by Hayley Rutger

Photo by Lawson Mitchell/Mote Marine Laboratory

A bottlenose dolphin calf was admitted to Mote Marine Laboratory's Dolphin and Whale Hospital Thursday afternoon following its rescue in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

The dolphin, nicknamed "Taz," was stranded in shallow water along a sandbar in the Sanibel Island (Lee County) wildlife refuge. A member of the public alerted Refuge staff, who reported the stranding to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). FWC staff rescued the animal, transferring it to Mote staff part way through the trip to Sarasota.

The male dolphin, whose age is estimated to be as young as 6 months, is 55 inches long and weighs just 90 pounds.

Why the dolphin stranded remains uncertain, but rescuers found the calf separated from its mother, which was not in sight. Bottlenose dolphin calves typically stay with their mothers until they are 3 to 6 years old, depending on them for food, protection and to help them learn how to feed independently and to safely navigate their environment.

Mote's animal care staff and volunteers placed the calf in a medical pool, where it received fluids and a basic medical exam. Today, he is swimming on his own and showing good energy. We are feeding Taz a special formula designed with the right nutrition for bottlenose calves.

Once Taz is stabilized, he will receive a more thorough veterinary exam.