Saturday, January 20, 2007

New calf for dolphin pod

The calf is the third new addition to the pod in the past two months. The three calves and their mothers were being managed to protect the dolphins as they became accustomed to visitors. Dolphin calves are totally dependent on their mothers and need to be constantly moving during their first few weeks of life.

They can become disoriented while swimming in shallow water so tourists will be asked to stay out of the water whenever a mother and calf visit the beach to reduce the risk of any misadventure. At other times visitors will be able to take part in the usual dolphin feeding program at the beach.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"