12 April 2009

Bottlenose dolphin with abnormal flukes

This individual was photographed in the Gulf of Corinth on April 11th, 2009, within a group of 14 bottlenose dolphins including two calves.

The group was observed for a total of 130 min. The behaviour of the animal did not seem to differ from that of others, apart from the frequent lifting of its flukes when surfacing. Like other members of the group, this individual performed dives of approximately 2-3-min and was often accompanied by calves or other group members.


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