Dolphins in the lineup

The recent stormy oceans around the Cape peninsular has made for some heavy rains, high winds and heavy seas. But this morning for those at Muizenberg beach were rewarded with a large pod of dolphins playing in the surf lineup and at times they were snaking in between the surfers and even dropping in at will! A welcome site considering the strange times we are living in at the moment.

These dolphins that were seen off the Muizenberg coast were probably common bottlenose dolphins

6 Common Bottlenose Dolphin Facts

  • The common bottlenose dolphin can grow up to 4 meters in length and 590KG in weight
  • The bottlenose dolphins can live for 40 to 60 years
  • They have reportedly been seen diving down to 1200 feet
  • The common dolphin has two stomachs! One is for food storage and the other is for digestion
  • The killer whale (Orca) is actually in the dolphin family despite its ‘whale’ name
  • Dolphins are extremely playful, they also love to tease other ocean going animals

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