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Indian humpback dolphin

Sousa plumbea

Description:

These dolphins were sighted in the Strait of Hormuz, just of the Musandam Peninsula which is part of the Sultanate of Oman. This species is characterized by the conspicuous humps and elongated dorsal fins found on the back of adults, and its distribution.

Habitat:

Spotted in a fjord-like inlet near Khasab.

Notes:

Better known as a strategic hotpoint, the Strait of Hormuz is also a cetacean hotspot and home to many species of whales, orcas and dolphins. These dolphins were swimmning in mixed pods together with other dolphins species.

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113 Comments (1–25)

Cassie456
Cassie456 3 months ago

So cool!!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

Ans I forget to thank angela1 and yunseong1!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago

Thank you Narjess! Khasab and surroundings were wonderful to explore; I regret I was only there for 2 days. And happy spotting to you too! You have already built a wonderful collection here.

Narjess
Narjess 4 months ago

Great series Daniele! I've been in Khasab around 10 years ago but hardly any pictures in my archives.
By the way, congratulations on your recent SOTD :)
Happy Spotting!

angela1
angela1 5 months ago

Wow you took a great shot.IT looks quite different like other dolphins.

yunseong1
yunseong1 5 months ago

Great shot!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Thanks micaela, matias and miahmelea!

miahmelea
miahmelea 6 months ago

its so beautyful

micaela1
micaela1 a year ago

is very nice mati

matiasd1
matiasd1 a year ago

AMAZING!!
Beautiful pictures !!!
i am very sorprise

micaela1
micaela1 a year ago

they are very very very biutifool

pamsai
pamsai a year ago

Wow Daniele, amazing action shots...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thank you Shea and masp!

masp
masp a year ago

What an amazing shot! Great facts also, lol!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert a year ago

Beautiful series!

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 a year ago

No problem! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thanks for your comments Manuljie Hikkaduwa, HazelMarley and medusasnakes123!

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 a year ago

Amazing! They sure do look like a bottle-nose dolphin. :)

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

Woah! In the second pic it's like gliding on water!

Beautiful!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thanks jenann b and Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS a year ago

Exciting series!

jenann b
jenann b a year ago

Amazing!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 2 years ago

i like the last photo.Also,very cool!

Al Khasal الخصبدبا الحصن, محافظة مسندم, Oman

Lat: 26.22, Long: 56.30

Spotted on Feb 11, 2011
Submitted on Feb 25, 2012

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