Subject: Info: Rare dolphin sighting-Where?

Michael Williamson (whe_william)
Mon, 14 Apr 1995 09:17:12

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Subject: Info: Rare dolphin sighting-Where?
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Subject:      question about wild dolphin
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Prof. Dr. Hrvoje Gomercic
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 1 418 749
Dear Marmamers,
we need some information from anybody who have experience
with the wild dolphin behavior. Some ten days ago here, on
the northern Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, in the bay
of little town Bakar appeared a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops
truncatus), female, about 200-250 kg and since then she has
not left the bay. As far as we could see she feeds only on
dead fish that are thrown to her by people and she doesn't
catch any fish swimming around her, by her own and it seems
that she is very used to the company of the people.
The questions are:
1. Do you think that it is normal for the wild animal to act
in such a way, or is there a probability that she has escape
from some dolphinarium?
2. Does anybody have any knowledge of the release of any
female bottlenose dolphin in the Mediterranean Sea, namely
Adriatic Sea?
3. How often and what quantity of fish should the animal of
that size eat every day?
4. Do you have any suggestions on how to behave in order not
to scare her away and keep her voluntarily in that area?
Thanks for any answers and suggestions,
Hrvoje Gomercic