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Bottlenose dolphins

Observed: 5th March 2011 By: CastawayJenCastawayJen’s reputation in MammalsCastawayJen’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:

A small pod of bottlenose dolphins spotted off Pendennis Point in Falmouth, Cornwall, in March 2011.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 6 People
    • Gill Sinclair
      S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeThe Mammal SocietyThe Vincent Wildlife Trust
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    • DerekCrawley
      The Mammal Society
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    • the naturalist man
      The Mammal SocietyYorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Bottlenose dolphin

The dorsal fin is strongly sickle-shaped and rounded. A common dolphin's fin would not be so swept back.

See the species descriptions at Sea Watch:

http://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/speciesid.php

Graham Banwell

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