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Risso's dolphin at surface

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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

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Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

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Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

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A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

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Orca (ID171) breaches off the coast of Scotland © Steve Truluck.

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Sundance On The Prowl…

Hi Everyone,

Sundance has been about quite a lot recently, nearly always in the company of Zephyr and Breeze. I came across him and Mischief together out at sea too – the two big, powerful males and buddies at the periphery of a group that had a lot of girls and youngsters in it. Big males like Sundance often prowl about, looking after territory and keeping up friendships, and being a very inquisitive species anyway – often just checking something, or someone out.

 photo SundanceBlueWater.jpg

You can see in the photo above his big dorsal fin, that has lots of scrapes, scratches and nicks on it – testament to a busy life as a top dolphin.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin