Jedol and Sampal can be identified by the markings on their fins.
The photos are "absolute proof of our success in the rehab and release of Jedol and Sampal," says Ric O'Barry, the director of the Dolphin Project who was a consultant on the animal's rehabilitation. "They are making it in the wild ocean again."
SeaWorld, however, has long denied that dolphins accustomed to captivity will survive without the help of humans. In an interview with "Frontline" in 1997, for example, SeaWorld veterinarian Jim McBain says: "We're not going to release any of the animals in our collection because they have been in our collection for long periods of time and we're not gonna put them at risk where they can die."