Identification Chart (SWiMMS)

Identification Chart (SEAWiMMS)


Typical Behaviours of Marine Mammals



Bow-riding - riding the bow waves produced by boats and ships, weaving in and out of groups trying to get the best position for the best ride. 


Leaping - coming out of the water and re-entering head first or belly/back flopping.


Spy-hopping - rising out of the water vertically so that the head is above the surface.
Milling - very low activity while staying in one general area



Travelling - regular diving and surfacing pattern while heading in one direction.

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