29 August 2015

Risso's dolphin spyhopping

Yaya, the one and only Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus living in the Gulf of Corinth, was found today together with a short-beaked common dolphin and her calf.

As often observed during encounters dating back to 2009, Yaya was swimming in close contact with the common dolphin baby -- who looked minuscule besides the Risso's.

Apart from babysitting, Yaya was seen "spyhopping" (as shown in the photo), surfing the waves, and playing with Cotylorhiza jellyfish and with plastic bags.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni)

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