Dolphin assessed after stranding in Brewster

Animal rescue experts are in Brewster assessing the health of a common dolphin stranded on a beach this morning, officials said.

If the fairly small dolphin, found this morning near Winslow Landing, passes blood and heart rate tests, as well as a physical examination, it will be released back into the wild, Katie Moore of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Animal Rescue Team said.

If the dolphin’s condition is too fragile, the animal will have to be euthanized, Moore said.

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Brewster police received a call for a stranded dolphin around 10 a.m. on the beach near Winslow Landing, Lieutenant Heath Eldredge said. IFAW responded to the scene by 1:15 p.m.

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