Friday, August 23, 2019

Meet Your Area Dolphins


Photo by Bob McConville

The Research Team on board the Dolphin Explorer is happy to share information about your area dolphins with the Coastal Breeze News readers. Each edition an individual will be profiled so that you, too, might get to know them. Dolphins can be identified by the nicks and marks on their dorsal fins.

Meet Popcorn

This calf is approaching its third birthday this fall and is an offspring of an adult female named Nibbles that we profiled a while back.

Nibbles is the mother of two other young dolphins named Jayson and Coco. We happened to see them with Popcorn when this photo was taken… a little family reunion!

Popcorn has been a good student of all that mom could teach and may be on its own this fall. Nibbles is a very productive female and is possibly pregnant at this time. If so, Popcorn will be fishing solo in justa few months!

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