A baby bottlenosed dolphin seen from Badger

We’re not sure if this baby has a deformed dorsal fin or if it is a new born calf, no more than a few hours old. When the calves are born, their dorsal fins are soft and floppy for the first few hours into their life to assist the birth.

See also – Dolphin Gallery, photos taken by Taymara from Badger and Marigot


This calf seems a bit large in relation to its mother and it also seems quite dark in colour to be a new born but observations lasting no more than a second or two can’t be relied upon to give any true indications.
It may be a very recent birth.