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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Swimming north

A couple of days ago (19 December 2017), I looked out at the ocean from Bodega Head and noticed how calm it was.  It seemed like great conditions for spotting dolphins.  Within a few seconds, I saw a few fins break the surface!  These Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) were pretty far away, but I managed a few photos for the record:

There were at least 3 individuals.

One or two of the dolphins appeared to be smaller, perhaps juveniles.  (For example, see individual on the left in the photo below.)

The dolphins were swimming north towards the mouth of Salmon Creek.  

If you see any Bottlenose Dolphins near shore, let us know!
Happy Solstice!

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