Dolphin Photo Page 3
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Mark Mitchell prepares to release one of the first dolphin to be tagged at Cay Sal Bank on the eastside of the Florida Straits between the Bahamas and Cuba.
Billy Gerlach, mate aboard the Makara out of North Palm Beach, Fl., encountered hundreds of these young dolphin off West Palm in December 2007.
Tyler Sudbrink of Greensboro, N.C., caught this large bull while fishing off Panama in 2010. When cleaned, a four-inch section of a sailfish bill was removed from the middle of its back. Note the hole just above the tip of the pectoral fin.
Philip Bolton, fisheries biologist for New South Wales, Australia, shows a dolphin he tagged off Sydney recently.
You do not have to be grown up to be a conservationist or interested in science. At the age of 15, Philip Brownell of Coconut Creek, Fl., earned the distinction of providing the most dolphin for tagging of any individual angler in 2010, keeping his father, Russell, busy tagging.
This photo of an undocumented bull pompano dolphin is the largest one observed by this research program. The only information is that it was caught off Morehead City, N.C., during June. 
This photo of Richard DeLizza and Jim Darrah preparing to release a nice cow dolphin shows that once you have enough fish in the box you can tag large fish.
Lance Shaughnessy (left) displays the first dolphin tagged off the U.S. East Coast to be recovered in the Bahamas, off Clarence Town, Long Island.
Kevin Favata holds the 20-pound bull dolphin caught off Miami, Fl., aboard the Connie Marie that had been a 17-inch schoolie in the hands of Don Gates, who tagged and released it 260 days earlier.
Because the crew of the Killin Time released this fish seven months before, Becky Broadbent of Ocala, F., enjoyed the thrill of catching this nice 20-pound class dolphin during a fishing trip off Jupiter, Fl., aboard the Company Time.
Capt. Bob Frevert provided this photo of a juvenile dolphin collected from the Atlantis Canyon off New York on September 13, 2008.
Dolphin are an important part of the commercial artisanal fishery in El Salvador. Jorge Lopez shows the typical panga-style boat used by the locals and their day’s catch.
A quick way to tag a large number of dolphin is to find a school of small fish like this school found by Tim Heiser off south Florida.
Small dolphin come in just as many color variations as big ones. A silver, blue and green color pattern is shown by this schoolie caught by the crew of the Rock Boat in the Florida Straits.
Scott Salyers, fishing group publisher for Sport Fishing magazine, snapped this exciting picture of some nice-sized dolphin leaping excitedly out of the water off Costa Rica. It is not clear whether the dolphin were chasing bait or being chased by a large predator.
Susan Gros of Venice, La., provided this underwater perspective of a nice bull being brought to the boat.
Some tagging participants can get very excited over a 1,000-mile recovery of one of their fish, even to the point of envisioning a new magazine.
Posting on the Florida Sportsman’s forum in August 2010, an angler reported catching this dolphin August 14, 2010 off Jupiter Inlet, Fl.. The dolphin’s stomach contents support the theory that the fish will eat whatever is available. The stomach contained 17 loggerhead turtles along with a one-pound jack and the dolphin still ate a bait. 
Hilario “Tito” Gomez sits on his commercial  fishing boat ”Blue Angel” in Punta Rusia on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. Fishing 41 miles offshore, he recaptured a dolphin in January 2009 that was tagged 81 days prior by the crew of the Missing Angel off Puerto Rico.
These two pieces of plastic, each roughly 2.5 inches in diameter, were removed from the stomachs of two dolphin, each about 20 pounds in weight. One was caught off South Carolina and the other off the Bahamas.
Dennis Braid (left), owner of Braid Fishing Tackle, caught this beast of a dolphin off Panama in the summer of 2010. Roughly 62 inches in length with an 18.5-inch wide head, the fish was weighed on hand scales at 60kg or 132 pounds. This could be the largest dolphin ever caught.
A 30 pound bull dolphin swims off in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea carrying a satellite tag that will track its movements for the next 30 days. The PSAT was deployed by the crew of the Missing Angel based in Puerto Rico.
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