A dolphin stoush

by volunteer, Norma Sanderson

After being on leave I’m glad to get back to our precious Australian Humpback Dolphins.

While I was away little ‘Squirt’ had been mixing and fighting with the older male dolphins and looks like he came out second best. He has a few big pieces missing from his dorsal fin and various cuts and abrasions on his body.

It is a tough world out there for a dolphin having to contend with sharks, domineering male dolphins and boat traffic. His injuries are healing nicely and requiring no intervention from us or the Seaworld vets.

As the sun is a little later rising these cooler mornings, the dolphins have been adjusting their swim into the Cove. Sometimes we get one or two by 7am then others arriving before feed time at 8am. Do you blame them?