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Marine animal rescue crews prepare to take X-rays of an injured dolphin at Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp near Marco Island on March 9, 2012. After X-rays, the dolphin, named Seymour, who was injured when his tail became tangled in fishing line in Collier Bay, was determined to be healthy enough to be released back into the wild, but had a satellite tag on so he could be monitored.

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Greg Kahn/Staff Marine animal rescue crews prepare to take X-rays of an injured dolphin at Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp near Marco Island on March 9, 2012. After X-rays, the dolphin, named Seymour, who was injured when his tail became tangled in fishing line in Collier Bay, was determined to be healthy enough to be released back into the wild, but had a satellite tag on so he could be monitored.

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Marine animal rescue crews prepare to take X-rays of an injured dolphin at Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp near Marco Island on March 9, 2012. After X-rays, the dolphin, named Seymour, who was injured when his tail became tangled in fishing line in Collier Bay, was determined to be healthy enough to be released back into the wild, but had a satellite tag on so he could be monitored.
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Rescuers seemed more at ease after bringing the injured dolphin, they named 'Seymour' to the boat ramp off Collier Boulevard, north of Marco Island on Friday. Rescuers pulled the injured dolphin from the Gulf waters off Marco Island on Friday. It had been injured by fishing line. They used an umbrella to keep the sun off the dolphin. Once x-rays were taken it was determined 'Seymour' could go back into the Gulf.
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'Seymour' is doused with water to keep cool as he awaits x-ray results on the damage to his tail fins on board a rescue boat at the ramp off Collier Boulevard just north of Marco Island.  'Seymour' was rescued from the Gulf Waters off Marco beach on Friday. It was determined he was well enough to go back into the water after they put a satellite tracking device on him.
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Workers get x-ray equipment ready for use to determine the extent of damage to an injured dolphin on Friday. It was taken from the Gulf waters off Marco shores and taken to the boat ramp off Collier Boulevard north of Marco Island. After x-raying the damaged tail fin it was determined that 'Seymour' could go back into the Gulf and was released there/.
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Dolphin rescuers examine 'Seymour' for the extent of injuries to his tail fin while another worker moves in with a yellow x-ray camera. It was determined that 'Seymour 'could go back into the water after they placed a satellite tag in him for the future. Several agencies were involved in the rescue effort in the Gulf off Marco shores on Friday and later released to the same waters.
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Marine animal rescue crews bring an injured dolphin back to sea after taking X-rays of it at Collier Boulevard Boat Ramp near Marco Island on March 9, 2012. After X-rays and measurement, the dolphin, named Seymour, who was injured when his tail became severely tangled in fishing line in Collier Bay, was determined to be healthy enough to be released back into the wild, but had a satellite tag on so he could be monitored.

A platoon of marine mammal rescuers pulled off a remarkable seek-and-find mission Friday in the waters around Marco Island to aid an injured dolphin nicknamed Seymour.

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