WHALES: White-sided Dolphins at West Isles

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White-sided Dolphins, Dave Taylor

White-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) are common on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy and occasionally come over to the New Brunswick side for a visit. Maurice Haddon, a long-time friend and Deer Island lover, sent along this spectacular picture taken by Dave Taylor of Pennsylvania who was renting a cottage on Deer Island.

Taylor wrote the following to Maurice – We had never seen them before, but spotted them while whale watching. Followed them for two hours from off White Horse down along Campobello. They were large, about 6-7 feet long and eventually became quite curious about us as well. They were very active in the water and traveled in tight formations. Winston said he sees them maybe once a year.

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