Holland America Cruise Line – MS Noordam
Spinner dolphins are extremely acrobatic and they can spin along their longitudinal axis. They have a longer rostrum, [that is the beak, or nose], than other species of dolphin. This sculpture had an extraordinary cantilever that seems to defy gravity, much as the Spinner dolphin will display, but this action is thought to be both territorial and to shake off the remoras fish that attach themselves to the sensitive skin of all Cetaceans.
Next time I sculpt a Spinner dolphin in motion it will be with an even greater degree of spin!