Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Dominican Republic sought the support of Marine Mammals Specialists and Veterinarians from Dolphin Discovery.
— said Jesus Sanchez, General Manager of Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, October 20, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yesterday, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Dominican Republic sought the support of Marine Mammals Specialists and Veterinarians from Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana, a habitat member of The Dolphin Company family -a park operator with global presence- to locate, rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate a dolphin that had been sighted at Playa Blanca.
On previous days, boats had reported to the authorities the presence of a small and lonely dolphin that seemed disoriented. The Government of the Dominican Republic immediately contacted the specialists at Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana to request assistance for the distressed dolphin.
In collaboration with the Marine Innovation Center (CIM) of the Punta Cana Group Foundation, the team of Specialists and Veterinarians located the dolphin, which turned out to be a young female of the species ‘Stenella longirostris’. The dolphin underwent a physical evaluation and a medical examination, revealing that its vital signs were normal and there were no visible wounds. Consequently, the decision was made to reintegrate the dolphin into the open sea.
“We take pride in participating in these marine animal rescue efforts, as they underscore our commitment to species conservation. Our team of Marine Mammal Specialists and Veterinarians from the Rescue Team is involved every year in the rehabilitation and reintroduction of marine fauna, not only in the Dominican Republic, but also around the world. Wildlife support is an integral part of Dolphin Discovery’s mission, along with raising awareness about the care of animals and their habitat”, said Jesus Sanchez, General Manager of Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana.
The experts at Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana and the Marine Innovation Center theorize that the dolphin was traveling in a group but, for reasons still unknown, became disoriented and was left behind. They hope that the dolphin will soon find a group of individuals of the same species to join, allowing it to continue its social development.
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About The Dolphin Company
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