Some friendly faces and familiar fins have been spotted near the island of SIlba
Six months ago, we reported on multiple dolphin sightings near the island of Silba, including a couple of newborn calves. The news were announced by the Blue World Institute from Lošinj island, whose experts have been tracking the bottle-nose dolphin population in the Lošinj archipelago for over twenty years.
The babies are all grown up: the BWI crew reports they spotted three groups of dolphins between the islet of Plavnik and the southern coast of Silba island a couple of days ago. They identified 19 dolphins in total, including some of the calves who were born last year and who are now ‘teenagers’.
“We were very happy to see some of our last year’s juveniles get independent and were pleased with our abilities to identify them accurately while still on the sea despite scarce markings on their dorsal fins. As sun started to set, we came back to our research base thinking this was just a perfect beginning of a new year!”, says a statement of the Blue World Institute, published on Facebook on January 15, 2018.
If you spot an interesting animal in the Adriatic waters – a dolphin, a sea turtle or anything else that might grab your attention – you can report the sighting to the Blue World Institute using this contact form. Your information will add to their research and help them expand their database on the aquatic life in Croatia. In the meantime, enjoy the photos below:
Photo credit: Blue World Institute