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First baby dolphin in Manx waters recorded

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

Credit: Brian Liggins/Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch
Credit: Brian Liggins/Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch
A junior Bottlenose dolphin has gone down in history as the first baby dolphin ever recorded in Manx waters.
 
Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch said a family of three adult dolphins and one calf has been spotted twenty-six times since mid-September, frequently in Peel.
 
Photos taken show the calf has visible lines on its body, known as foetal folds. 
 
A separate large pod of Bottlenose dolphins totalling thrity individuals were spotted nineteen times since the start of September, almost exclusively on the East coast - the most recent sighting was today at Port Mooar. 

 

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