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Sightings and Strandings

Name
Omkar Dharwadkar
Address
F2, Kurtarkar Comm. Arcade, Kaziwada, Ponda, Goa
Phone
9049911877
Date
21-10-2018
Region
INDIA - Goa
Species
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin
* According to the current understanding of distribution, Fin, Minke and Sei whales are not present in the Northern Indian ocean.
Map
static map
Details
This was a pod of 100+ dolphins moving fast in a single direction possibly Northwards. Assuming there were more individuals below the surface it could be anywhere near 200. Juveniles were also present meaning this could be a single pod or multiple pods gathered together and the linear movement in a single direction suggests a possibility of predators being present in the area. No fishing activity was noticed. Swinhoe''s storm petrel as well as flesh-footed shearwater were also spotted along with them.
Source
Direct sighting
Article at :
http://www.conservationindia.org/articles/whale-and-dolphin-surprises-in-goa