Dolphin’s Mourning Ritual Over Baby Captured on Camera
Tourists on a dolphin-watch boat witnessed a mother dolphin carrying her deceased young out to sea.
This mourning ritual is rarely seen and hardly ever captured on film. Onlookers said that the dolphin repeatedly lifted its head, carrying the child above the water as if to help the baby breathe. The mammal was also seen continually moving out to deeper water.
The gash on the calf’s belly appeared to be from a boat motor.