Monday, December 06, 2004

Dolphins in RI

A group of a dozen or so dolphins are in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal (registration required) doesn't say what species though.

Update: The Cape Cod Stranding Network sent me this e-mail:
The dolphins that were in the Sakonet River in Rhode Island were Common Dolphins, Latin name: Delphinus delphus. They looked fine, appeared to be feeding, actively swimming. Last we heard, most of the dolphins had moved on and there were only a few left in the river (as of yesterday morning). Thanks for your interest.
Cape Cod Stranding Network Staff


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How things have changed. I remember back in the 50's and 60's how every year in mid-August to early September, dolphins (don't know the species) appeared in western Long Island Sound in good numbers around Fairfield and Southport,CT. My mother told me that prior to that, back in the 30's when she was a kid herself, that dolphins were a common sight during much of the summer along Penfield Reef in Fairfield.
Schools of "tinker mackeral" were abundant back then, and I belive the dolphin used to chase those mackeral schools throughout the sound.

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