The GVI Marine team is happy to announce that TWENDE dolphin is a mom!
TWENDE 004, catalogue picture
She was never seen next to a calf since the research has started in 2006 so we believed Twende was a male dolphin. Pictures taken last week, on the 27th January 2010, show Twende next to a new calf. The two never separated during our 30 minute sighting, and have shown a lot of interaction like rubbing and breast feeding.
Twende and her baby in Kisite Marine park
Twende, recognizable by the nicks in its dorsal fin
For all of you; ex GVI staff or volunteers that remember seeing Twende, current or future GVI volunteers, we wanted to share this smile with you! Enjoy!
Marine Team *