National Aquarium team rescues whale in Punta Cana

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The National Aquarium rescued on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 a female whale injured by the Punta Cana coral reef. When the whale landed on the beach of a resort, it was dehydrated and could have died.



On its Instagram account, the National Aquarium shared details of the rescue. “Today, we received information about a Pilot Whale (Globicephala) of three meters in length, stranded on a beach in Bávaro. Immediately the protocol was initiated, with hydration by serum, feeding by orogastric tube, blood samples were processed and a supply of supportive medications provided. The whale responded well to all the maneuvers performed,” they said.



An Aquarium Rescue Center team was lead by veterinarian Christian Alvarado. Collaborating were several Dolphin Discovery caretakers, the eastern regional Supervisor Yeralffi Arache. Ministry of Environment also offered support to the effort...

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