full breaching and fin slapping
Adult carcass on Matagorda Bay beach, tidal mudflat. No sign of trauma or cause that I would know to look for or could determine. Carcass not reported to Marine Mammal Stranding Network at the time.
Large groups of dolphins. Dozens.
Observation and photo by @momma_nae1115 via Instagram #natureinLA
One swam by at sunrise this morning, in only two metres of water, only yards from the shore. Very relaxed.
40-50 in the pod.
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.