Article written by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer.

“A once-stranded dolphin has been successfully rehabilitated and released into the wild after two months of care.

Edna, a bottlenose dolphin, became stranded on Longboat Key in Sarasota, Fla., on June 6. Volunteers from the Mote Marine Laboratory Sea Turtle Patrol found the distressed dolphin and called in the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program to save her.

Edna is likely between 2 and 6 years old and weighed only 165 pounds (75 kilograms) when she arrived at Mote’s Dolphin and Whale hospital for rehab — severely underweight for a bottlenose. She was suffering from pneumonia, gastritis and other health problems.”

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