Stranded dolphin rescued from Louisiana pond after Hurricane Ida

A dolphin that became stranded in a Louisiana neighborhood by Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters was rescued and returned to the wild.

SeaWorld Rescue said in a news release that a crew worked together with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Audubon Aquarium’s Coastal Wildlife Network, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the National Marine Mammal Foundation to rescue a dolphin stranded in a small Slidell pond.

The dolphin was first spotted by residents last week after Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters swept through the area.

SeaWorld said the rescue team was able to remove the dolphin from the pond and take it to a facility to be examined by a veterinarian.

The dolphin was found to be uninjured and was returned to the wild Sunday, SeaWorld said.