23.01.2011 18.Shevat, 5771
Experts believe that dolphins have taken up permanent residence near Israel's shores; 15 were spotted off the coast of Tel Aviv on Saturday.
A pod of 15 dolphins was spotted off the coast of Tel Aviv and Herzliya on Saturday – a now not-uncommon sight that has led experts to conclude that the sea mammals have taken up permanent residence near Israel's shores.
The annual report released last week by the Israel Marine Mammal Research and Assistance Center says it has identified 181 bottlenose dolphins by the distinctive markings on their dorsal fins. The most frequently sighted dolphin this year is Ziggi and her calf, Zigmund, and another female that recently gave birth. Among the 15 sighted yesterday are some that are known from previous sightings as well as a few new calves….