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Cetaceans, Goa (1 Viewer)

Andy Adcock

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Can anyone suggest an ID for these which were taken off Goa in c1998.

I was told at the time that two species are regular here, Pan-tropical Spotted being one, can't remember what the other was?
 

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Looking at the distribution maps on Google, Indian Ocean should be rock-solid Short-finned Pilot Whale, so unless somebody knows better I should think you have.

John
 
I'm adding these photos just for comparison, because they clearly aren't the same species.

One morning in January 2015 I went onto the beach simply to use it as a convenient means to walk to some birdy habitat about a mile from our hotel (Candolim). Unusually, there was no ocean swell coming in and the sea was as flat as a millpond. No sunbathers or swimmers had arrived yet and a mark on the smooth surface just a few yards from the beach caught my eye. A group of about 5 or so Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphins were feeding right in front of me.

Right place, right time.
 

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