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.
Happy Birthday This, Swoop! This calf was the first newborn in the fall of 2018, initially seen on August 28. Swoop turns one-year-old this week and is the first born to mom Orange. Swoop’s grandmother is Sparky, and all three generations can be seen in the Marco River.
Swoop’s birthday marks the beginning of birthing season in the north Marco waters and we’ll soon see if any new playmates arrive for this yearling.