Dolphin calf freed from debris off Dunedin

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A young dolphin is recovering after being freed from a tangle of fishing line.

The scene played out Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico not far from Dunedin, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. 

NOAA tweeted out a sequence of photos showing the dolphin calf before and after the rescue.

A team of marine biologists and veterinarians helped free the dolphin while the calf's mother swam nearby. The calf was released back into the wild with no injuries.

The agency maintains a marine debris program that works to "prevent and reduce marine debris in the Gulf of Mexico through education, research, removal, and response to large debris events," according to their website.

LINK: Marine Debris Program

The agency wants to remind people that marine debris could be deadly.