Sunday dolphin blogging

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We were out walking the dog at Malabar Bay and saw some dolphins. They’re not an unusual sight in the ocean off Sydney but I’ve never seen them this close before — you could almost reach out and touch them. There were about a dozen of them and they were splashing around for about half an hour. More pictures and a video below the fold.

I didn’t have a telephoto lens — these were taken with my little Ixus 55. Fortunately they were really close.

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Comments

  1. #1 Niobe
    May 14, 2006

    What kind of dolphins? I work beside a large bay of the Gulf of Mexico where we are visited by bottle-nosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) on a daily basis. We see manatees too. The most fun sightings are the moms with their little tackers. Not fun: the manatees with huge prop scars on their backs and pieces of their tails whacked off. Stokes my misanthropy.

  2. #2 Tim Lambert
    May 14, 2006

    Bottle-nosed dolphins, I think. But I’m no dolphin expert.

  3. #3 Kieran
    May 14, 2006

    I think those are just examples of junk dolphins. Also “about a dozen” is a hopelessly vague estimate — there might only have been one.

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