Scooter has been observed more than 948 times since her birth in 1995. She is the second calf of Vespa (FB79).
Scooter has given birth to five calves during her lifetime — the most recent born in the summer of 2017. Only the new calf, which does not yet have a name, and Scooter’s offspring nicknamed Skeeter have survived.
Like her mother, Vespa, and other members of this dolphin family, Scooter engages in bad feeding habits — stealing bait and catch from fishing boats, stalking piers and jetties, eating discarded catch, etc. In addition to the direct risks associated with bad feeding habits — fishing gear entanglement and hooking and the possibility of getting hit by boats — this family shows how these behaviors can be passed down through the generations, compounding the problem.
- Please don’t feed wild dolphins — intentionally or accidentally. It’s not good for you (it’s illegal) and it’s certainly not good for them!
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