- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

BOLIVAR PENINSULA, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Southeast Texas have rescued a bottlenose dolphin that was found beached.

The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network recovered the animal on Thursday after a Galveston County Sheriff’s Office employee spotted it on a beach near Galveston Bay. The female dolphin has been taken to a rehabilitation tank in Galveston and is being given fluids.

Officials say she has started to swim on her own. They say dolphins don’t usually get stranded unless they are sick and they hope to release the animal back into the Gulf of Mexico if she recovers.

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