I wanted to tell the story of Patches. Patches is a bottlenose, he is a leucistic dolphin which means he lacks pigmentation. When I first saw him I thought he was reminiscent of a calico cat. He is grey with white and beige splotches all over him. He is so cute. He’s one of our cutest dolphins and he loves dana point
He often travels in a group of 20-40 Bottlenose Dolphins. The bottlenose we often encounter we could see anywhere on our trip but when patches is spotted everyone is very excited to get a glimpse of him
Patches has been seen here so many times. Just in the first half of March 2021 he has been seen 7 times!
That is my story about Patches. We love him and he is becoming the mascot of Dana Point-come see him!
Donna from Dana Wharf
This post was adapted from a voice recording in the twenty fourth episode of the Whale Tales Podcast, listen here