Like nature shows on tv, our nature boat trip to Bird Key to see the Brown Pelican chicks included some mating. This time is was not birds, but Dolphins.
Our boat captain and guide spotted a pod of Dolphins on our return trip up the Kiawah River. He was quick to say he thought we’d also see some mating based on his interpretation of what we were seeing.
From our distance on a bobbing boat it was hard to say for sure, but scenes frozen by the camera tell the story. Before you scroll on I’ll tell you that even at a distance they are graphic. And amazing.
The gestation period for Bottlenose Dolphins is twelve months. Tune in a year from now and we may see a calf.
Kiawah River, SC
July 12, 2021
7 thoughts on “Bottlenose Dolphins Mating”
Good capture! That’s something you don’t see every day!
Thanks, it sure surprised me!
They seem to enjoy their day.
They did, Hans, and another four or five Dolphin were circling around in the area…very neat to see.
That must have been an exciting experience!
It sure was, Greta, not something I ever expected to see.