We first reported on dolphin YV7 last year in a post titled “Entangled Bottlenose Dolphin Rescued in Barataria Bay Recap”. Fishing gear was cut loose from around her head in September of 2017 during a routine capture-release health assessment in Barataria Bay.
Every year, CARMMHA researchers return to monitor pregnant females and document those that are observed with a healthy calf.
On June 7th, 2019, during the Reproductive Outcomes Survey, CARMMHA researcher Mandy Tumlin with the LA Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries located dolphin YV7 with a healthy neonate. We feel even better about her disentanglement knowing that she continues to be a productive member of the population!