WEEDING - see this Hector’s dolphin carrying a piece of seaweed with its dorsal fin? This behaviour is known as “weeding” and it’s classified among the “play” behaviours. NZ dolphins often play with bits of seaweed, leaves, sticks and other flotsam. They will carry it for a few seconds until it falls off or until another dolphin “steals” it. These games are usually short, but are very common. Dolphins apparently do many things JUST FOR FUN! 🐬 Photo by Lindsay Wickman .
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Look who we ran into today! The one and only "Mouthy"! the world's only mouth breather dolphin!!! We get very excited every time we see her (we believe it's a female) as it is a very special individual! it is the only dolphin in the world that is unable to open its blowhole when at the surface to breathe, so instead it sucks in air through its mouth! that's why we have named her "Mouthy". We have seen her since 2014! Photos by Lindsay Wickman.