ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld Orlando's animal rescue team helped to rescue and release a young dolphin on Friday.
It had become tangled in discarded fishing line in the Halifax River near Daytona.
The dolphin calf was estimated to be about 9 months old and had been spotted in the river with its mother.
Monofilament fishing line was wrapped once around its body and had cut into its flippers. The calf's mother was not tangled.
Veterinarians removed the fishing line and took measurements of both dolphins. The calf was tagged with an identification marker before he was released.