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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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105 Comments (1–25)

micaela1
micaela1 7 months ago

is very nice mati

matiasd1
matiasd1 7 months ago

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

micaela1
micaela1 7 months ago

they are very very very biutifool

pamsai
pamsai 8 months ago

Wow Daniele, amazing action shots...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 months ago

Thank you Shea and masp!

masp
masp 8 months ago

What an amazing shot! Great facts also, lol!

SheaEckert
SheaEckert 8 months ago

Beautiful series!

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 8 months ago

No problem! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 months ago

Thanks for your comments Manuljie Hikkaduwa, HazelMarley and medusasnakes123!

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 8 months ago

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

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 months 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 a year ago

Thanks outsidegirl0!

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 a year ago

i like the last photo.Also,very cool!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thank you Carol!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne a year ago

Terrific series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thank you outdooreducation15!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Thank you SaltBiscuit13!

Nicole_D_19
Nicole_D_19 a year ago

*wow

Nicole_D_19
Nicole_D_19 a year ago

Once in a lifetime spotting woe

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Thanks Smith'sZoo!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 2 years ago

Super!!

Al Khasal الخصبدبا الحصن, محافظة مسندم, Oman

Lat: 26.22, Long: 56.30

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

Reference

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