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.
Usually we highlight the adults found in our area but today we will meet one of our calves, Muffin. This young-of-year will turn one this fall and is doing quite well.
Mom’s name is G3 and this is her second known calf. At this age, Muffin’s teeth are fully developed and G3 is teaching the little one how to fish. Muffin will continue to nurse from mother’s milk for another 8 to 12 months at which time it will be fishing for the rest of its life. Both dolphins can be seen from the Goodland area up to the Jolley Bridge.