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Rescued dolphin shows off his artistic talent

WATCH: Rescued Dolphin Shows Off His Artistic Talent
One lucky dolphin got a second chance at life - and now he's a budding Picasso.

Chance nearly died three years ago when he was stranded on an Alabama beach after the 2010 oil spill.



The Sun Herald reports Chance is believed to be one of only a few stranded dolphins that survived the 2010 oil spill. When rescuers found him in Alabama in 2011, he was dehydrated, bruised, ridden with parasites, and he had a permanent spinal injury.

Fortunately, as WLOX reports, Chance has made a remarkable recovery at The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport and even picked up a new talent. With the help of his trainer, Chance has learned to paint. He and two other dolphins will begin participating in a "paint with a dolphin" program in the coming months.

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philsun73 March 02 2014 at 6:45 AM

It's nice to have a Dolphin that knows how to paint.

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Betty Dean philsun73 March 02 2014 at 9:39 AM

dolphins are smart. And can help mankind, LOve them Bdean17892

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PierMG27 March 02 2014 at 1:51 PM

That's a very interesting story.

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NEURONTOGO March 02 2014 at 11:14 PM

It is the E.M.F. we produce effect can change the biolidgy of man, what can it do to Dolphi's. Please look it up your selve's

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smc264 March 02 2014 at 3:28 PM

I wonder if he draws pictures on porpoise ?

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What's Shakin T March 02 2014 at 4:08 PM

If he is well enough to be released, then release him and monitor him until he is welcomed into another pod.

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sianserais What's Shakin T March 02 2014 at 4:26 PM

"Permanent spinal injury" doesn't sound too promising to me.

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rdj735 What's Shakin T March 02 2014 at 5:44 PM

Agree if not for the injury. He would have to be able to keep up with the pod to survive.

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wolfsheepscloths rdj735 March 02 2014 at 6:50 PM

what pod? he was orphaned

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AOL ONLY on scr March 02 2014 at 5:52 PM

Swam with a dolphin in Key Largo research center. Wonder.
He kissed me. Good ride around the pond with the dolhin.

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pliskasilver March 02 2014 at 6:40 PM

this is fantastic!!!!

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Tinkerbellediva March 02 2014 at 7:40 PM

awww how sweet

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Relevant Data March 02 2014 at 9:03 PM

Oh how I love - love - love stories like this.

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NEURONTOGO March 02 2014 at 11:03 PM

If i spun you round 10 times,and gave you a compass with a magnet on top ,which way would go.Welcome to the world of a DOLPHIN, WHALE, ARCA,Y

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