Monday, December 19, 2011

They're Baaack!

This morning the dolphins from last spring were back in the harbor. How can I tell it was the same ones? Intense observation ("it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!). At first, I thought it was just one lone dolphin, but then after awhile, another surfaced quite a distance away. As they rejoined each other I could tell that it was a mother and calf. The mother's dorsal fin had a big notch in it, so I looked at the pictures I took in March, and sure enough she has the same markings.

Then it all made sense that the calf (who has really grown) was out on its own, so far away from Mom. It has been doing this since quite young.

To see the previous dolphin post and pictures click HERE.

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