Istanbul’s dolphins are venturing close to the shores amid Turkey’s coronavirus lockdown.
Dolphins were spotted right along the Bosporus shore, which is usually packed with tourists, boats and ferries.
Istanbul’s dolphins now hang out very close to the shore, where iconic Ortakoy mosque and Bosporus bridge located pic.twitter.com/rtzfHpMClD
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) April 23, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tourist hotspot has quietened considerably with a sudden and sharp decrease in boat and human traffic across the Bosphorus.
Earlier this week, dolphins were also spotted by the Galata Bridge, just off the shores of Istanbul’s historic peninsula. Apparently, the place usually sees dozens of fishermen and their boats at this time of the year.
Several Pods of Dolphins came out yesterday at the Galata Bridge in Istanbul. ©nornek pic.twitter.com/NV77ol4Vpd
— AdeKunle🕊️ (@Justified_Guilt) April 19, 2020