Two populations of bottlenose dolphins can be found on Bald Head Island - the coastal ecotype, which reaches a size of about three feet, and an offshore ecotype, which can grow to between eight and nine feet. These mammals can jump up to sixteen feet out of the water!🐬
Frogs & Toads!
The recent rainy weather has brought out BHI's frogs & toads! On the island, we mostly have Southern Toads, Green Tree Frogs, Squirrel Tree Frogs, and Narrowmouth Toads. The wet environment is perfect for them to be out foraging or looking for mates. Sometimes our amphibian friends like to cross the road, especially at night. If you see one in the road please try to safely avoid them or help them hop to the place they want to go!
Portuguese Man O’ War
Many Portuguese man o’ war have been washing up on our beaches recently. These animals are closely related to jellyfish, but are actually colonies of individual organisms called zooids. Tap to read more!