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A dolphin takes a peek at sightseers taking a tour of Holyrood Bay on one of the Marine Institute's motorboats.— Keith Gosse/The Telegram

A pod of dolphins, including this curious one, thrilled sightseers this afternoon taking a tour of Holyrood Bay in one of the Marine Institute's motorboats.

The Marine Institute is hosting an open house at the Holyrood Marine Base until 3 p.m. today as part of the town of Holyrood's Squid Festival.

See our story with more pictures as well as video on our website tomorrow.

This story has been updated.

Organizations: Marine Institute

Geographic location: Holyrood Bay

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  • sureis
    July 20, 2013 - 00:52

    this is for sure a dolphin all though i am not sure of this ones correct name the most common dolphin we have in out waters are all along the southwest coast is called the north atlantic white sideed dolphin they are knows to be in groups of 50+

  • Bruno Marcocchio
    July 19, 2013 - 18:31

    It must have been quite a sight, the porpoises touring the bay in a motorboat!

  • Mark Grier
    July 19, 2013 - 17:03

    It's an atlantic white sided dolphin. Lagenorhynchus acutus.

  • City Girl
    July 19, 2013 - 16:41

    TO: NOWISEE: There are several species of dolphins around Newfoundland. Whited-sided dolphin, white-beaked dolphin, common dolphin. There's also the harbour porpoise. Here's website that shows them all: Take a little time to educate yourself on what mammals frequent our waters :)

  • yo mama
    July 19, 2013 - 15:48

    Whatever breed it is NOWISEE, they sure are smart to be able to drive the Institutes boats, were they taking pictures of the sightseers also?

  • NowIsee
    July 19, 2013 - 12:22

    That's not a dolphin lol

    • itsnotafish
      July 19, 2013 - 13:58

      You realize that theres more than once species of dolphin, right? they dont all look like Flipper.