Doctors Are Trying To Save The Life Of A Stranded Baby Dolphin In Galveston

Courtesy of: Sarah Piwetz, the Research Director at the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

GALVESTON (1080 KRLD)- The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network in Galveston has rescued a baby dolphin.

Someone found the 8 to 12 week old sunburned baby dolphin named 'Trooper" close to Holly Beach, Louisiana. 

Dr. Richard Henderson helped save Trooper's life.

Dr. Henderson says, "There's a group of volunteers and they sign up for shifts. All day long they sit in a big chair right beside the pool.

They monitor his respiration and his swimming pattern.

He's being fed every three hours."

He says when Trooper is stable they will perform a CT scan on him.