Common Dolphin

As we were about to leave our mooring in the Sea of Cortez, we were visited by a school of around 1000 Long-beaked Common, and the odd Bottlenose, Dolphins.  As the skipper moved the boat through the water, the dolphins followed with that brand of entertainment that only Dolphins can deliver.  Look out for the Remoras, sometimes called Suckerfish, which have attached themselves to three of the dolphins.  Remoras use their hosts for transport and safety, and in turn feed on parasites.

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