Photos: Lifeguards Rescue A Stranded Dolphin In San Pedro
Los Angeles County Lifeguards rescued a stranded dolphin Saturday morning in San Pedro, and aside from a few bloody nicks the animal is said to be OK.
Lifeguards received the call around 7 a.m. of the stranded animal at Royal Palms Beach. Peter Wallerstein of the Marine Animal Rescue was also called out to the scene, and identified the animal as a Risso's dolphin (also known as a grampus). The animal was about 8 feet long, according to a Facebook post by the County Lifeguards.
Six people carried the animal to the shore, where it was then taken to the Marine Mammal Care Center for a checkup. Wallerstein says the dolphin is in stable condition with a few "abrasions caused by the rocky shoreline." Photos show the dolphin's dorsal fin a little bloody. The animal has since been taken to Sea World.
All in all, nice work everyone!