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  1. #1 Dolphin waves good bye to rescuers from Mote Marine Sarasota 
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    http://sarasota.patch.com/articles/r...with-a-fin-tap

    Check out the video! It's so interesting. This dolphin was found stranded off Longboat Key, near the site of Mote Marine Research Lab/Aquarium, where SR and I volunteer. One of my friends worked with the animal rescue team who cared for Edna while she was at Mote. For some time it was doubtful that she would survive. My friend was there yesterday, helping to get Edna ready for her great adventure. She just sent me this video, not sure if it's been released to the public yet.

    SR and I, as usual, were there today working in the Marine Mammal area.
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    Neat video!
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    I think it's great that people do help out animals like this, but sorry, no, the dolphin did not "wave goodbye."
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    I found it interesting that one of the volunteer's last name is Marine.
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    The dolphin's eye expressions while riding in the boat remind me of the way my dog looks at me when we are waiting in the vet's office.


    That's cool that they have a rescue program like this in Sarasota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubie View Post
    I think it's great that people do help out animals like this, but sorry, no, the dolphin did not "wave goodbye."
    I was speaking figuratively. But the resident dolphin at Mote who is unreleasable due to health issues does "wave" to the crowd with his flipper. He also splashes kids on command.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I found it interesting that one of the volunteer's last name is Marine.
    Cathy M is a long time volunteer at Mote. She wrote a book on dolphins that's sold at our gift shop and I believe on Amazon, a very knowledgeable person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The dolphin's eye expressions while riding in the boat remind me of the way my dog looks at me when we are waiting in the vet's office.


    That's cool that they have a rescue program like this in Sarasota.
    That expression was priceless. My Blue, my avatar pup who we lost last year, used to have that look at the vets. I had to try to fool him by parking in different lots at the vets office in St Louis (it was a huge office with about 22 vets). I'd almost have to drag him out of the back of the wagon,

    Mote has a dolphin study of the dolphins from north up to Bradenton, Fl to south down to Charlotte Harbor. It's the longest study of dolphins in existence, I believe now over 50 years. Dr Randall Wells taught SR's and my class on dolphins in the training program. They have identified all the dolphins in the area and know their family tree. They know them by the markings on the dorsal fins and other identifiers. One of the female dolphins has been documented to be in her mid 60's. They didn't think they'd live that old in the wild, but I guess the living is easy down here in Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    I was speaking figuratively. But the resident dolphin at Mote who is unreleasable due to health issues does "wave" to the crowd with his flipper. He also splashes kids on command.
    I was on a Trawler up in Puget Sound floating among the Orcas. Engine off. The tourists came out in their rubber boats and the Orcas began diving under the boats and splashing the tourists with their tail. Great fun for both parties. The Orcas were wild; not trained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    I was on a Trawler up in Puget Sound floating among the Orcas. Engine off. The tourists came out in their rubber boats and the Orcas began diving under the boats and splashing the tourists with their tail. Great fun for both parties. The Orcas were wild; not trained.
    The orcas are pure joy to see. I went out on a boat near Campbell River, BC (off Vancouver Island) and saw a pod of killer whales, non-residents and really aggressive hunters, go after some seals near the shore. Later they came near the boat.

    The local dolphins in Sarasota Bay enjoy coming up to boats. Mote Marine has little educational videos warning people not to feed the dolphins. Some of them sadly have become beggars and get themselves into trouble that way, getting too close to fishing lines and getting tangled or getting injured by the boats.

    The dolphins are also pure joy to behold.
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