LIVE: Fishing line entanglement: danger for dolphins

By Speaker: Dr. Mike Walsh • Published: March 10th, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Live Edition: Animal Airwaves—Live is an hour-long call-in show that airs between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays on WUFT-FM in Gainesville. The show features faculty members from the UF Veterinary Hospitals who address a variety of topics relating to pet health care, including companion animals, exotic pets and horses.

An all-too-common cause of death in dolphins and other marine mammals is improperly discarded fishing line. Dr. Mike Walsh will talk about why fishing line entanglement is such an important issue and what scientists and veterinarians are doing to help animals affected by this problem as well as efforts to expand overall awareness of the problem.