Monday, September 21, 2015

Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Despite the hoards of people and relatively high cost of accommodations, we enjoyed our week in Sanibel Island during the last week of March. The birds, shells, dragonflies and beach combing all conspired to make the week fly by.

I suspect this is a Bottle-nosed Dolphin, which entertained the beach-goers, young and old. “I wonder how you tell that from a shark?” asked a man next to me. “No blood in the water,” I replied. Maybe not so funny, considering the shark attacks to come the following summer along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Sharks, of course, do not breathe air through a blow-hole and their hind fins ride up and down rather than flat in the water.

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