Wayward bottlenose dolphin lost in Puget Sound

Wayward bottlenose dolphin lost in Puget Sound

Credit: Cascadia Research

Wayward bottlenose dolphin lost in Puget Sound

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 7:48 PM

SEATTLE -- A team of marine biologists at Cascadia Research confirmed the sighting of a rare visitor in Puget Sound.

They snapped pictures of a bottlenose dolphin in Budd Inlet near Olympia Thursday.  

Cascadia co-founder John Calambokidis tells KING 5 News it is very unusual to see a dolphin this far north.

Tropical dolphins have strayed into Puget Sound before -- one was spotted last year, and one back in 1988. But both of those animals died.

Biologists say so far this one seems healthy, but very, very lost.

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