Observations in the Family: Delphinidae

Common Name: Dophins

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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PE Dollies

PE Dolphins  (10)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Port Elizabeth
Observed: 28th February 2016
Added: 3rd July 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Photo credits: Christine Ridge-Schanufer

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Longbeak common dolphins near Tafelberg Reef

Delphinus capensis P5080595
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Outer Hout Bay
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins
By: Lisa Schroeter
South African Elasmobranch Monitoring
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Location: Keurbooms
Observed: 3rd June 2015
Added: 20th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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dolfins

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By: gwaza
Location: skipskop
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

spot scool of dolfins note the cut marks near the fin over 100 with lots of small olfin

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Dolphin

Dolphin
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Morgans Bay Cliff Trail
Observed: 7th March 2016
Added: 9th April 2016
Likely ID: Delphinidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dolphins

Dolphins
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Morgans Bay to Kei River Mouth
Observed: 6th March 2016
Added: 6th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Dead dolphin

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By: _Eileen
South African National Parks Honorary Rangers
Location: TMNP Cape Point
Observed: 14th February 2016
Added: 23rd February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

Recently dead dolphin with bite on ventral side

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Dolphin - can anyone identify the species?

Dolphin - can anyone identify the species?
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Location: The Bosphorous
Observed: 16th April 2012
Added: 8th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

We saw Dolphins fairly frequently but usually some distance away from the boat hence the poor photos.

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Almost a whale

dolphin, longbeaked common
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Whale View, Ramsgate Beach
Observed: 19th April 2015
Added: 25th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Bottlenose pod, surfing

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Ponta do Ouro
Observed: 3rd July 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Bottlenose pod. Leisure time.

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: South of Ponta Mucombo
Observed: 3rd July 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

Lolling about, evidently quite relaxed. Mother and calf having a playful wrestle.

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Spinner Dolphins. Lots!

Spinners
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Off Ponta do Ouro
Observed: 2nd July 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

A migration of sorts, I think. They were determinedly on the move, North to South, not even stopping to investigate bait balls.
I estimate about 300 individuals.
They performed the characteristic near-vertical leaps, twirling on the longitudinal axis. Sadly not captured in any of the images.

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Bottlenose pod

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Ponta do Ouro
Observed: 1st July 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Dolphin / Whale shark interaction

Dolphins and whale shark
By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Mucombo Rd, Ponta Mucombo
Observed: 1st July 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

The small dolphin pod kept ranging closely ahead of the whale shark.
Presumably snapping up whatever gets disturbed by the shark or its shadow?

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Bottlenose pod

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: Ponta Mucombo
Observed: 30th June 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bottlenose pod

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By: Wynand Uys
Kruger2Canyons
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Location: North of Ponta do Ouro
Observed: 29th June 2015
Added: 23rd August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Small Humpty's

Ocean Odyssey 1 Aug humpback dolphin
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Knysna offshore
Observed: 1st August 2015
Added: 7th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Photo credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Wild)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Wilderness - Train line Wild-Vic
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 19th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bottlenose dolphins at Harbour Island

Tursiops P1250071
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Harbour Island, Gordon's Bay
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 27th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dusky dolphins at Clifton Rocks

Lagenorhynchus obscurus PB020151
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Clifton Rocks
Observed: 2nd November 2014
Added: 2nd November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bottlenose dolphins

dolphins at bottom
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
Crustacean AtlasSea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeysWEI Indian Ocean Marine Training CentreWildlife & Ecological Investments
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 29th May 2012
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins

dolphins
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 8th March 2012
Added: 18th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dophin associated with whale

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: N2, Wilderness
Observed: 2nd October 2014
Added: 2nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Dusky dolphins at Twin Towers pinnacles

Lagenorhynchus obscurus P9280110
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Twin Towers pinnacles
Observed: 28th September 2014
Added: 29th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Bottlenose Dolphin ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Gwegwe Fishing Zone, Mkambati NR
Observed: 7th September 2014
Added: 25th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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sunday sports

dolphin, ipbottlenose1a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Whale View, Ramsgate Beach
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Common Dolphin

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Algoa Bay
Observed: 26th February 2009
Added: 19th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Killer Whale

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By: KoosAdAqua
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Cape Padrone - Algoa Bay
Observed: 14th April 2014
Added: 14th August 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:6
Description:

Was very playful and inquisitive, could follow it for 10min. Came within touching distance at one time.

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DSC02875_dolphins

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By: Elodie
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
Location: 14, Lions Paw
Observed: 21st December 2009
Added: 12th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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spotted dolphin

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By: LvD
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Second Beach Rd, Port St Johns
Observed: 16th July 2014
Added: 20th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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