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Common bottlenose dolphin

Description:

Found washed up on a beach in W.crete size is about 30-40cm, very brittle and light, also it looks quite porous but i guess the brittleness and porous appearance can be from seawater corrosion.

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Common bottlenose dolphin skull
Tursiops truncatus Common bottlenose dolphin


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3 Comments

In the first pic you see the underside of the skull, so yes, its the other side of the blow hole... Amazing find, don't you think?
(Law in Greece, forbids to leave the corpses of beached cetaceans in open view, so they are removed and burried asap...So to find a dolphin skull just like that, it's extremely rare...)

KeMiCo
KeMiCo 7 years ago

the 2 holes in the first picture, would those be the other side of the blowhole?

Dear @Photo Kemi, that's an amazing find! Would you please consider to add this wonderfull spotting in the Greek Biodiversity mission?
Thank you in advance, and welcome to Project Noah!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7964...

KeMiCo
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Κρήτη, Greece

Spotted on Jun 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 16, 2014

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