Thursday, March 8, 2012

Unusual Cetaceans in Puget Sound 2010-2012

Puget Sound has welcomed a few unusual visitors from 2010 through now.  Four species of cetaceans not normally seen in Puget Sound have been observed:   Risso's Dolphin, Long-beaked Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin and Brydes Whale.  In addition the Harbor Porpoise has made a come back in Central and Southern Puget Sound after being absent for decades.  Images courtesy NOAA.

Bryde's Whale

Bottlenose Dolphin

Long-Beaked Common Dolphin

Risso's Dolphin

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