Dolphin Found Beached in Texas Heading for Northwest Florida

Officials with the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network say the new home for the rough-toothed dolphin will be Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach.

Some fishermen in April spotted the barely alive dolphin on a Texas beach. Astro was transported to the Network's rehab facility in Galveston.

Officials aren't sure why the animal beached itself. Experts say Astro has no specific health problems other than a spinal curvature in his tail.

The Galveston County Daily News reports the dolphin picked up its nickname in honor of the Houston Astros.

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