Interactive Photo Identification


Loading below is our interactive light box. Light boxes are used to view photographic slides of bottlenose dolphins and identify individual dolphins by examining the different “Nick” patterns on each dorsal fin. A Nick is a scar, or particular distinctive cut to the fin. Each dolphin has a varying pattern that accumulates over the dolphins life through natural wear and tear, fighting, and illness. You can have a go at matching nicks below. Use the tools provided to help you examine and determine which dolphin was photographed on today’s research survey