FROM BRIT­TANY TO THE SOUND OF MULL

Bot­tlenose dol­phin called Clet re­veals his no­madic streak.

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Agenda News -

A soli­tary bot­tlenose dol­phin first iden­ti­fied in France from his dis­tinc­tive dorsal fin has now ap­peared off the west coast of Scot­land af­ter trav­el­ling there via south-west Eng­land, Wales and the west coast of Ire­land.

“Bot­tlenose dol­phins are largely res­i­dent to spe­cific ar­eas and travel in groups, so this soli­tary dol­phin trav­el­ling such vast dis­tances is quite un­usual,” said Kerry Froud, a marine bio­di­ver­sity of­fi­cer at the He­bridean Whale and Dol­phin Trust.

“But this shows that we can­not just pro­tect one area when th­ese an­i­mals can range so far and wide,” she added.

Clet’s highly dis­tinc­tive dorsal fin makes him easy to iden­tify.

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