How Scars and Other Body Features Help Identify Dolphins

How Scars and Other Body Features Help Identify Dolphins

Dolphins are air-breathing mammals, this means that about 99.9% of the time, when they surface to breathe, their dorsal fin is visible. For our photo-identification efforts, this makes capturing a photo of a fin relatively easy. Let’s consider, however, how one would identify bottlenose dolphins if a dorsal fin was not visible.

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Iconic House Boat Becomes a Thriving Artificial Reef

Iconic House Boat Becomes a Thriving Artificial Reef

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s iconic house boat, home to Harry Connick Jr’s character in the Dolphin Tale movies, was transformed into a marine life habitat as part of an artificial reef system in the Gulf of Mexico.

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What Is a Dolphin’s Dorsal Fin Used For?

What Is a Dolphin’s Dorsal Fin Used For?

Wild Dolphin Updates Dorsal Fin Use The dorsal fin helps us identify dolphins in our photo ID survey, but let’s think about how it functions to serve a dolphin. Balance The placement of the dorsal fin is thought to stabilize the dolphin in the water like a keel on a...
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