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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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:2
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:4
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:2
Comments:0
Description:

Photo credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (Wild)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Wilderness - Train line Wild-Vic
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 19th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bottlenose dolphins at Harbour Island

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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

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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

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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

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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: 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:5
Comments:0
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Bottlenose Dolphin ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLDSeaweed Atlas
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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

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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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
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Location: Cape Padrone - Algoa Bay
Observed: 14th April 2014
Added: 14th August 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:6
Description:

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

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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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Bottlenose with young

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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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common dolphin

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By: LvD
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mthumbane Rd, Port St Johns
Observed: 12th July 2014
Added: 20th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bottlenose dolphins

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 11, Llewellyn Rd,
Observed: 11th July 2014
Added: 17th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

The Dolphin Coast really lived up to its name. during the five days we were at Sheffield Beach, we had five separate sightings from our cottage. We had two sightings in one days, and the final sighting involved three different pods swimming past our house, one after the other, each a few minutes apart. We would see them jumping, surfing and tail slapping.

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Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 19th December 2012
Added: 13th July 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:5
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Dolphins

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 41, Beach Rd
Observed: 14th June 2014
Added: 14th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Bottlenose dolphins

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: M4, Table Mountain National Park
Observed: 28th April 2014
Added: 14th June 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dusky dolphin at the Aster wreck

Lagenorhynchus obscurus P2199275
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Aster wreck
Observed: 19th February 2012
Added: 29th April 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Long-beaked common dolphin

Long-beaked common dolphin
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Location: 9, St Blaize Hiking Trail
Observed: 6th August 2013
Added: 25th February 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Humback dolphin

Humback dolphin
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Location: 5, Meeding St
Observed: 10th December 2013
Added: 25th February 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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