YES, WE KNOW WHO IS WHO
Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico rarely travel over 10 miles their entire life. That means when you see dolphins in the water they have been in that area for many years and will remain there for many more. Our pod varies between 30 and 50 dolphin with two to three calves each year. Their dorsal fins are completely unique and by paying close attention to notches and shapes, each dolphin can be positively identified. We have over half of them named and know some of the mothers and babies.