The Travels Of A Young Bottlenose Dolphin
While out on an all day Bottlenose dolphin Photo ID survey recently with the staff of Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station we came across young “Lunar” ID#1113 (nearest the camera) the 5 year old son of WDC Adopt a Dolphin “Moonlight” seen here with ID#1109 “Puddles”.
I didn’t see Lunar last summer and wondered if, because his mum Moonlight has given birth to a new baby, whether he had just decided to head off with some of his friends to keep out of mums way. He went a bit further than just keeping out of mums way however as he was photographed on a survey in the Tay Estuary, hundreds of kilometres away from the Inner Moray Firth where he was born. He has thankfully returned safe and sound, with a few more marks to show for his travels but it’s good to have you back young man !