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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Wave walking

dolphin
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Goukamma beach
Observed: 21st April 2017
Added: 23rd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:7
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Humpback dolphins of Sac De Inhaca Individual ID:FIN

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By: _jelly
Maties Underwater ClubSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sac Da Inhaca channel
Observed: 29th October 2015
Added: 20th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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A pod of 5 residents Humpback dolphins. Three of the Individuals and unmistakable markings that you could start telling them apart.

This is FIN.
A adult Humpback dolphin with a distinctive boat strike which has left his dorsal fin cut in half. The dolphin no longer has the charismatic curve of his fin. It was seen regularly during 2015 early 2016 until I left the area.

This Humpback Dolphin would be the only one to approach me if I was in water snorkeling even though it was always very fleeting.

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Chasing Fish

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By: _jelly
Maties Underwater ClubSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sac Da Inhaca
Observed: 8th October 2015
Added: 20th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Spotted Chassing fish. Amazing to watch the 5 individuals. Three of them would chase the schools of fish up onto the very shallow sand bars causing the Mullet to flee by jumping which seemed to be how they would catch the fish.

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Humpback dolphin

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By: _jelly
Maties Underwater ClubSea Fish AtlasSea Slug AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sainte Maria
Observed: 23rd December 2015
Added: 20th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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A Special Surprise

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Off Greenpoint
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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My first sighting of this endemic dolphin. Apparently rare to see them this close to shore, they usually inhabit deeper waters

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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:4
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
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Lolling about, evidently quite relaxed. Mother and calf having a playful wrestle.

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Spinner Dolphins. Lots!

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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
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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:4
Comments:0
Description:

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

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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

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

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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:6
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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