A dolphin that stranded itself on a Cape Cod beach this morning was successfully released back into the water this afternoon, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Yarmouth.
The five-foot common dolphin was found by a passerby at about 5:45 a.m. on Crosby Landing Beach in Brewster and a team from IFAW responded by 7:30 a.m., after it became light, said Kerry Branon, a spokeswoman for the organization.
The dolphin was released back into the water after officials monitored its vital signs, including heart rate and respiration, and decided that it was safe to free the dolphin, said Branon
“All went well, and [the dolphin] was released from Herring Cove [in Provincetown] at about 12:45 p.m.,” she said.
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