Suriname: Commewinje River Dolphin Watching

Add another dolphin species to the roster – Guiana Dolphin (Sotalia guianensis). Near Paramaribo in Suriname, two large rivers, Suriname and Commewinje come together bringing muddy tannin water from the continent toward the open Atlantic Ocean. These playful pink-bellied dolphins congregate before sunset and feed, jumping, splashing, playing. They don’t follow or approach boats so they are hard to photograph but I still managed a few shots. These are somewhat similar to bottlenose dolphins, but smaller and have pink bellies.

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  1. […] confluence of the Suriname and Commewijne Rivers. It is here that animal lovers can spot pods of Guiana dolphins swimming and splashing through the water. These playful dolphins are among the smallest species of […]

  2. […] confluence of the Suriname and Commewijne Rivers is home to dolphins. More technically, they’re Guiana dolphins, one of the smallest dolphin species in the world,. They’re noted for their pink bellies, and […]

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