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Species: Rough-toothed dolphin, (Steno bredanensis, offshore species)

Stranding Date: 2004

Location: Cape San Blas, Florida

Doris, a female rough-toothed dolphin was rescued at the same time as Ivan, shortly after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. A mass stranding of 5 animals occurred on Cape San Blas, FL, near St. Joe Peninsula State Park.  All five made it safely to Gulf World, however only 3 survived. Doris was deemed non-releasable by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), and now calls Gulf World Marine Park her permanent home. Doris has a branded ‘7’ on her dorsal fin and small hole in her fluke that is used to identify her.