Dolphins in the Baltic Sea! -24/9/15

Where I am living, there are no whales. Well, that is not really true. In the Baltic Sea (which is brackish and has only a little connection to the North Sea), there live a couple of “Tumlare” (Harbour Porpoise). They keep their distance from land and I have never seen any of them.

This year, however,there have been a couple of dolphin sightings. Rumors say that there are two bottlenose dolphins. Probably some poor fellows that somehow missed their way and followed the fish swarms up the Swedish coast.

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Now, for a couple of days, they were in a bight north of the city Kalmar and could be seen from shore. So this morning (early as an biologist) a couple of friends and me went to see them. And we did. They were coming quite close and were swimming around.

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The pictures are a bit dark, it was a rainy sunrise… But, I can proudly say, I saw dolphins in the Baltic Sea!

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-Carina

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