Baby dolphin Mohawk gets fishing line removed.
POSTED: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 8:40am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm
The entangled dolphin we've been telling you about for a month is now finally free of the fishing line that was tangled into its fin.
Baby Mohawk spent the past month tangled up in heavy fishing line that cut into his fin and mouth. A rescue team that arrived two days ago, came close to catching him on Wednesday, but on Thursday they finally captured him and cut the fishing line off and assessed his injuries. There was little injury and so they released him immediately. Rescuers say he swam away with his mother and looks in good health and the South Padre Island Research Center is thanking the volunteers and everyone who made donations to the Mohawk rescue effort.