Grieving dolphin carries dead calf
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari had the unpleasent experience of spoting the sad sight of a deceased dolphin calf was being carried by an adult bottlenose dolphin on its back. "I believe this calf has been dead for many days, possibly weeks," explains Capt. Dave Anderson, "you can see the flesh is decaying. In my nearly twenty years on the water whale watching I have never seen this behavior. Nor have I ever seen anything quite as moving as this mother who refuses to let go of her poor calf." The pair were surrounded by other dolphins, almost as if they were being protected, during this profoundly sad time. The dolphin was seen an hour later by another boat still carrying the calf.
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