Dolphins Leaping at Night Painting

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This is my latest painting of the Inkfish Bay dolphins. It features Zuri and his/her mother(?), Nami, and Nami’s newest calf, Valkkai.


PAINTING: Sharky the Dolphin

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This is a painting that I made of Sharky the dolphin in Inkfish Bay. Sharky is an adult dolphin who was identified during our last research trip. As far as we know, Sharky is part of the non-resident dolphin pod, but hopefully Sharky will return to Inkfish Bay every summer with the rest of the pod. Note how Sharky’s dorsal fin looks like it has been torn up. This is what gave Sharky his/her name – the fact that it almost looks like a shark bit Sharky’s fin.


Although we don’t know Minnow the dolphin’s exact birth date, we highly suspect that he was born right around August of 2014. So, since today is the first day of August, I’ve decided to celebrate now! Happy 2nd birthday, Minnow!

Dolphin calves grow fast, and although Minnow is only around two years old now, he is almost as big as his mother, Tsudzukeru.

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