Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Common Dolphins - Ramsey Sound

image: Dee Doody

12 common dolphins in Ramsey Sound this morning including a small calf. One of the adults had a missing dorsal fin. The Gower Ranger skipper, Mike, tells me a pod seen last year in the Sound also included one with a missing dorsal fin. Same group perhaps?

Hi you two. thanks for this!

Over the years we have filmed /photographed thousands of Commons but only definately seen the same one again once, an individual we named "Crossbill", (see pic') which also had other scars that confirmed ID as well as the deformed beak. Missing dorsals are not so unusual but It does sound likely given the same behaviour that it could be the same animal!