HELP SAVE DOLPHINS IN CALFORNIA WATERS

 
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HELP SAVE DOLPHINS IN CALFORNIA WATERS

HELP SAVE DOLPHINS IN CALFORNIA WATERS
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Skin Conditions Seen on Dolphins in California

Skin Conditions Seen on Dolphins in California
This table is included in our publication from 2010, which reported on skin conditions. There are a variety and some may be fungal, others viral, and others are of undetermined cause. (view small | med | large | orig)

Calf with Severe Abrasions

Calf with Severe Abrasions
This calf looked like it was chemically burned. What is happening to dolphins along our California coast? We have seen multiple calves with this condition so far. (view small | med | large | orig)

Lunar Lesions on Wizard

Lunar Lesions on Wizard
This is one of the types of skin lesions we see on wild dolphins. This male, whose name is Wizard and is over 40 years old has been severely affected. We do not know what causes this condition. (view small | med | large | orig)

Healer, Marea's Calf with Severe Lesions

Healer, Marea's Calf with Severe Lesions
Healer was the young calf of adult female Marea. Healer was the first calf sighted with lesions so severe we were concerned for its life. We followed the progressions of these lesions over two-years (view small | med | large | orig)

That's How it Should Be

That's How it Should Be
Coastal bottlenose dolphins are the best surfers in California and can teach us a lot about our coastline. Here they are in a typical display of wave riding behavior, the exit manouver! (view small | med | large | orig)

Mother-Calf Pair

Mother-Calf Pair
By photographing mothers and calf over time we are able to assess calf survival and health status. This calf looks healthy and is showing the typical "fetal folds" indicating recently born calves. (view small | med | large | orig)

Another calf developing lesions

Another calf developing lesions
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An older calf

An older calf
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More lesions

More lesions
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Project Leader

Daniela Maldini

Moss Landing, CA United States

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