Dolphins pay visit to Golden Gate Bridge

by on December 13, 2012

 
 
 

 

 

Video and images by David Cruz/Natures Lantern

A pod of bottlenose dolphins paid a recent visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, a somewhat rare occurrence since the San Francisco Bay is the northern limit of their range. They seem to like foraging for fish in Fort Point Cove, just east of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Apparently, prior to the 1982-83 severe El Niño weather system, these dolphins were primarily residents of Southern California. But warmer water temperatures brought them north and some of the decided to stay, according to Golden Gate Cetacean Research.

 

Dolphins breaching at Lands End, San Francisco. Photo by David Cruz/Natures Lantern.

 

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