Now the dolphins are conquering the Oslofjord - VG

On Monday, a university of dolphins was noticed at whole pace in the Oslo Fjord and marine biologist Fredrik Myhre helps make a distinct appeal to all who are fortunate sufficient to capture a glimpse.


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Jan-Erik Pavel Smith (56) called VG in ecstasy when he discovered the masses of dolphins from his kitchen area window.

- Now in Drøbaksundet it is boiling properly, all over the place you glimpse there are dolphins!

Smith states he has viewed distinct forms of marine mammals in Drøbaksundet about the earlier 3 years, from golden-sided dolphins to porpoises to humpback whales.

HAVE Exciting WITH ANIMAL Lifestyle: Jan-Erik Pavel Smith (56)

- I've noticed golden dolphins a lot of periods, and it's actually great when they soar and perform close to the boat, she tells VG.

Smith says it has sparked a terrific deal of fascination in mother nature and lifestyle in the sea, and factors out that he thinks it can be a disgrace that animal life on Drøbaksundet no for a longer time arrives out clearly.

- It is a authentic disgrace that there is a narrative that Drøbaksundet's wildlife is dead, for the reason that it is not.

He tells VG that he frequently spends the evening on a boat and is a little extra intrigued in wildlife and mother nature than the average individual.

- It can be so fun and pleasurable to be out in mother nature and experience great issues, claims Smith.

WHEAT WHIP: Maritime biologist Fredrik Myhre tells VG that it appears to be like like a pod of dolphin whiting showing up to choose above the Oslo Fjord.

Maritime biologist and WWF Environment Huge Fund for Nature ocean team leader Fredrik Myhre says the common colors of the dolphin and dorsal fin suggest it is a flock of whiting.

- At minimum these usually are not porpoises, he tells VG.

Myhre suggests that the time coincides properly with the past time there was a flock of whiting in the interior Oslofjord.

- As of August 2019, there were being at the very least 50 whiting in the inner Oslofjord, potentially looking for mackerel.

A College: There is a faculty of bottlenose dolphins who are most likely searching for food items in the Oslo fjord.

It says that there is a large amount of pelagic fish that has entered the Oslo fjord and that there is a great deal of great mackerel in a number of areas. Pelagic fish are fish that live in open up bodies of water. Myhre says he himself noticed numerous mackerel on the surface on Sunday and it is for that reason not excluded that it is food stuff that the dolphins are also looking for this time.

- It is really not fully unconventional to see whiting in the Oslo Fjord, and it can be a majestic sight when it transpires, claims Myhre.

The marine biologist tells VG that it is not that unusual to see marine mammals in the fjord.

- It is far more prevalent than 1 may well feel, even in the Drøbak area. Porpoises, terns, terns and seals can be noticed from time to time. In some cases even a gold-flanked dolphin.

DORSAL FIN: Listed here a dolphin swims inward in the direction of the Oslo Fjord with its dorsal fin clearly obvious.

Myhre suggests that porpoises and harbor seals are notably common together this section of the coast, but that there have also been instances of killer whales and humpback whales, and of class walruses have also appear to locate them.

Not long ago, the complete of Norway, for instance, obtained acquainted with the walrus Freya, which was suppressed on Sunday.

- Remain at a protected distance

Since they are a instead slim passage that the faculty has to cross in Drøbak, the dolphins can get very shut to the mainland.

- Do you have any guidance for men and women if they see a dolphin up near, about boats or docks?

Myhre replies that if folks are that fortunate they should enjoy the look at, but make positive you continue to be a risk-free length from the dolphins.

- Do not chase them and depart the motor operating on the boat if the dolphins are close by, so that they are not destroyed by the spinning propellers. The propellers can critically injure dolphins and in the worst situation kill them, concludes the marine biologist.