Field Notes - A pod of dolphins swimming near rocks
Santa Cruz Co. CA
Hembra alfa de una manada de 6 individuos, nado por debajo de nosotros, dio alarma y todos desaparecieron juntos en pocos segundos, había varios grupos mas en el area, entre 10 y 20 al menos
Oceanic dolphins are members of the cetacean family Delphinidae. These marine mammals are related to whales and porpoises. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves. As the name implies, these dolphins tend to be found in the open seas, unlike the river dolphins, although a few species such as the Irrawaddy dolphin are coastal or riverine.