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There was a pod of dolphins cruising up and down the beach for some time. There must have been a school of fish.
My first sighting of Tursiops this far up in Elkhorn Slough
Sometimes I am lucky enough to wake up to a bait ball complete with dolphins at my doorstep.
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.