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Are there dolphins on Cape Cod?

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Asked by: Jennifer Brown

It’s not unusual for dolphins to get stranded in the area because of its shape as a hook within the larger hook of Cape Cod’s shoreline, and because of large tidal fluctuations in Cape Cod Bay.

What kind of dolphins are in Cape Cod?

Atlantic White-sided Dolphin: The Atlantic white-sided dolphin also calls the Atlantic Ocean home. They can be found in the north Atlantic waters, between Greenland and Cape Cod.

Do dolphins live in Massachusetts?

A bottlenose dolphin has been spotted in multiple locations in the Merrimack River in Massachusetts since last week. The SSC Marine Mammal Rescue said they received reports of the dolphin in locations between Newburyport and Amesbury starting on Aug. 16.

How do you rescue a dolphin?

Dolphins typically strand because of an injury or illness, and generally will die without expert assistance. You can call the IMMS Stranding Response Team at 1-888-SOS-DOLPHIN and report a stranded dolphin DEAD OR ALIVE anywhere on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Are there dolphins in Boston harbor?

Harbor seals haul out on some of the outer islands. Because their feeding grounds or migratory routes are nearby, humpback, fin, minke, and North Atlantic right whales and white-sided and striped dolphins are potential, though rare, visitors, as are harbor porpoises.

Are there humpback whales in Cape Cod?

If you’re going whale watching in Cape Cod, be prepared to see a diverse assortment of whale species. Finbacks, humpbacks, orcas, pilot whales, and right whales are just a handful you may encounter.

Do dolphins live in New England?

The seal species commonly seen in New England’s coastal region are harbor, gray, harp, and hooded. Whales, harbor porpoise, and Atlantic white-sided dolphins frequent the Gulf of Maine, but rarely strand on the beach.

Are there whales in Boston?

In the Boston area, May, June, July, August, September and October are generally the best months for whale watching with great sightings. Each summer the whales migrate to Massachusetts and back to warmer water when the weather gets cold.

Are there whales in Boston Harbor?

Boston Harbor Cruises
Riders will have a chance to view a variety of different breeds of whales including, Humpbacks, Minkes, and Finbacks, some reaching lengths up to 80 ft.

When can you see whales in Cape Cod?

Whale watching season on Cape Cod begins mid-April and runs through October. Peak migration period for the whales is from June through September.

Are there orcas in New England?

Officials said while rare, orcas have been spotted in the area in the past. “Orcas have definitely been seen in New England. Many years ago, a tuna spotter observed a pod of orcas attacking a mom/calf North Atlantic right whale pair in the Great South Channel.