A stranded dolphin is alive thanks to some good samaritans.

The dolphin was discovered in the Perdido River, near Seminole Friday and was reported to the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network, based at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

Dr. Ruth Carmichael, a Senior Marine Scientist with the Sea Lab, the dolphin was “functionally stranded out of habitat” and had been in fresh water for too long.

ALMMSN was joined by members of NOAA, Sea World, The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, ALEA and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

The dolphin was rescued, tagged and released at the mouth of Palmetto Creek.

The accompanying pictures are courtesy of NOAA.