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T-017

T-017
Bottlenose dolphin

T-017 never had a name. She was one of the mothers we knew well from the pilot study in 2008. They were seen often in the bay.  She stranded along with a lot of the other animals in 2009 up the Walvis Bay lagoon.  This seems to have been a stressful event for these animals […]

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Chirodropus gorilla

Chirodropus gorilla

This nasty looking creature is a rather poisonous jellyfish called Chirodropus gorilla.   They have only been seen in Namibia in the last few years, mainly down in the south of the country around Luderitz.  We photographed this one there and report sightings of it to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources whenever we […]

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Entangled dolphin(s)

Entangled dolphin(s)

This Heaviside’s dolphin doesn’t have a name as she (and you can tell it’s a she by looking at the colour pattern on the belly) hasn’t been catalogued yet.  She is one of several animals we’ve come across that have entanglement scars but is the only one I’ve seen that still has the fishing line […]

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