10,000 Island Dolphin Project
On Friday, March 9 the saga that began nearly four months ago when our naturalist James Liviccari first photographed Seymour's entanglement injury came to a successful conclusion. At 11:45 a.m. , as a rescue teams scoured a wide area, a passenger aboard the Dolphin Explorer spotted a dolphin inside the entrance to Collier Bay. Within a few seconds, our naturalist James Livaccari made the identification and Captain Chris Desmond called in the sighting and followed Seymour until the rescue team arrived. Seymour was captured, treated for his (it's confirmed: Seymour is a male) injuries and released back into his home range. It was an extraordinary day. Stay tuned for a full report with photos and video of the rescue. And check out previous posts to learn of the months long effort to determine Seymour's range.