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Default This is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Dolphin Attacked by killer Speedo!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water....

Dolphin rescued from Speedo
By Times Staff Writer
Published August 4, 2006

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So it turns out extra-large Speedos are a danger to more than just good taste.

A bottlenose dolphin in Sarasota Bay became ensnared in a pair of extra-large Speedos recently, prompting a rescue effort by 30 staff and volunteers from Mote Marine Laboratory.


Mote staff saw the dolphin, nicknamed Scrappy, swimming with a piece of black material around its torso, about a month ago.


They captured the dolphin Thursday and removed the cloth, a ripped but otherwise intact Speedo.


The garment actually put the dolphin at great risk. The drag created by the skimpy suit inflicted wounds on the front edge of the pectoral flippers.


“These injuries probably would have become infected, the material would have continued cutting deeper into the dolphin’s flippers and would have caused the dolphin’s death had we not been able to help him,? said Dr. Randall Wells, manager of the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program.

“This is a serious situation for the dolphin and is a reminder that anything we humans use near the water can affect marine mammals,? Wells said.


Staff decided to help Scrappy after monitoring him and consulting with federal authorities.


Mote officials said Scrappy somehow swam through the waist and leg holes of the suit.


“Dolphins are very curious creatures,? said Martha Wells, a spokeswoman for Mote. “He was probably just playing with it.?


Officials said Scrappy was doing well after the Speedo was removed.


But the bigger questions left unanswered: How did the Speedos wind up in the water? And has their original owner found other cover?



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Just when you think you've heard everything, another amazing story![/size]
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Dave, did you make this up?



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No! I did not make this up. Go to the link I posted.
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Oh my gosh Dave,
Where on earth do you find these things? That is toooo much! ROFL
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Tracy,

It is truly amazing the damage a Speedo can do. It could have killed this Dolphin if not rescued in time.

"Dolphin attacked by killer Speedo"
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"Dolphin attacked by killer Speedo"
!!! Maybe we can put out a PR campaign to legislate against the "improper disposal" of speedos! Or, get them banned altogether like those old plastic six-pack holders!

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That is a great idea. Notice the last sentence in the article. They are still looking for some fat guy who is not wearing a Speedo!
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Here is a picture of Scrappy the Speedo wearing Dolphin from the St Pete Times Online....

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So not funny for the Dolphin, but as to the owner of the black speedos, I wonder about "other cover", maybe some seaweed. Actually it would have to be LOTS of seaweed since the speedos fit over the dolpin. . This happened in my own backyard or I should say backbay and I didn't hear about it. I know of that particular Dolphin; he is seen often by boaters.
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It was in the paper this morning.
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It was in the paper this morning.
Ahh, one must read the news to be informed! I drove straight to the office on auto-pilot, still asleep, and never got a chance to read the paper. Then I remember it was Saturday and I could have slept in a little bit. Oh well.
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Yes, I feel bad for the dolphin but with all the discussion on Speedos lately, it was the funniest story I ever heard
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To the ladies: there is a preview of the movie John Tucker Must Die, showing Jessie Metcalf (from Desparate Housewives) in a red thong, maybe its a speedo. Someone will have to investigate....
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All I know is that I am getting a new Speedo for my next cruise and will not throw it overboard for a dolphin to get stuck in it.
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But would you throw it overboard for a mermaid
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Yes, I think I would...
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To the ladies: there is a preview of the movie John Tucker Must Die, showing Jessie Metcalf (from Desparate Housewives) in a red thong, maybe its a speedo. Someone will have to investigate....
It's probably the same Speedo Sean Astin wears in Click...
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I am going out tomorrow to get a Speedo. Seems all you girls are fascinated with them. 8)
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:o YOU DON'T ALREADY OWN A SPEED DTW ?!?!?! :o

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Oh, but I do have a Speedo. I meant, I am going to get another NEW Speedo for my upcoming cruise....


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to replace the speedos that the shark took off you when you were at the water park last week with your sons?
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Yes, Venice. Have you ever heard of a crazier story that this Dolphin tangled up in a Speedo???
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DTW..no I haven't but only you can find that story line..I will be on the look out when you go on your next cruise to see if any stories emerge about a man missing onboard when last seen was wearing red speedo's and had 2 beautiful 20 year old victoria secret models on each arm and a paid up 1M life insurance policy
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I am getting quite proficient with my camera now. I will come back with more and better pictures than ever after this next trip.
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