Country diary: bottlenose dolphin attack shatters Flipper illusions

There are occasions when nature shatters our cosy assumptions. Last week we were watching the bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) on the Moray Firth, much loved by tourists because they come so close to shore. They flip and leap, roll and dive, singly or in pods of a dozen or more, only a few yards from camera-clicking visitors thronging the shingle spit.

The Guardian

Last updated on 18 June 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Region: 
Atlantic Ocean
Europe
Species: 
Phocoena phocoena
Species group: 
Marine mammals