05 October 2015

Dolphinfish is no dolphin

Giovanni filming a school of juvenile common dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus with a GoPro camera. Dolphinfish often congregate under floating objects, in this case an old plastic bucket.

While being one of the most beautiful fish around, "dolphinfish" (also called dorado, green dolphin or mahi-mahi) clearly have nothing to do with "true" dolphins.

(Photo above by S. Bonizzoni, below by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

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