We are happy to introduce to you all our newest member, Tilly!
She was first seen in 2006 in Bimini, The Bahamas, were she was un-officially added to the photo identification Dolphin Communication Project catalog based on a linear scar above her left pectoral fin and a notch in her tail.
Being spotted again in 2007, 2008 and 2009 she was officially added to the Dolphin Communication Project Catalog when she began to develop her first spots. Joanne Birchall named her Tilly in honor of her beautiful dog who sadly died in 2009.
When Tilly was younger she survived a shark attack and although her injuries have healed very well she is now missing a bulk of her dorsal fin. It’s okay though! She seems to be doing just fine without it!
She is an energetic juvenile dolphin often seen playing, swimming and leaping clear out of the water with other juvenile dolphins and young adult dolphins.
We will be updating everyone on Tilly from now on, giving you some facts and pictures about Tilly and her adventures!