Thursday, December 01, 2005

Dolphins in the Sound

A couple of guys fishing in the middle of Long Island Sound found themselves being followed by a pod of dolphins not long ago. A fellow who calls himself Captain Morgan, and who writes a fishing column for the Shore Publishing chain, says dolphins are far less rare in the Sound than they used to be:

For the past few years, isolated sightings of mature dolphins, sometimes in the presence of younger ones, have occurred. But now, like in the early days, these large schools have re-emerged, most likely branching off to feed on schools of herring entering a much cleaner and unobstructed Sound.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was kayaking this morning off of Kings Point and 2 juvenile dolphin swam up to our group. We followed them for about 1/2 hour to the entrance to Manhasset Bay. The water was clear and like mirror so it was easy to see them surfacing over and over. They stayed very close to us and they seemed to be healthy.

I have heard that dolphin used to live here, but never expected to see them.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was out fishing and saw a dolphin swimming alone yesterday (10/13/08) near Mamaroneck. We followed it at a safe distance for awhile with our boat. Moving very slowly, it even doubled back a few times, as if it were lost. Hope it made it out to the open water okay...

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found a dead dolphin on the beach in Rye, NY today. It was small, not more than 4 feet long. Other than missing one eye, it hadn't decomposeed. I'm trying to figure out what kind it was.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Tom Andersen said...

Anonymous, if you read this, send me more details: where, when, who you notified. I think if you find a dead sea mammal you're obligated by law to report it, though I'm not sure to whom. -- TA

4:05 PM  
Blogger Viv's View said...

I spotted a whole school of dolphins at Horton's Point in Southold this morning. It was glorious.

12:39 PM  

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