Dolphins of Kenya’s east coast


Pacific Humpback Dolphin

From the East African in Kenya:

Recently, the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park has been branded with the dolphin as its logo together with the not so glamorous but quite rare coconut crab, as Kisite-Mpunguti is one of the very few places on earth where one can see it.

Kisite-Mpunguti is one of the most spectacular marine park on the Kenyan coast with a rich reef covered in a dazzling display of coral gardens. …

“There are three species of dolphins around this area,” says Corti. “These are the Humpback, the Bottlenose and the Spinner dolphins.”

He continues, “The Humpback is found along the Shimoni shoreline in shallow waters.

It is rarely seen in the deeper waters of the Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.”

Since the team began its photo identification project in January, it has identified – and here’s the shocking number – 11 Humpback.

As there have been no previous records, there is nothing to compare this number with.

Turtles in Kenya: here.

Dolphins in Europe threatened: here.

Maui’s dolphin in New Zealand: here.

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