Kite wearing a small sponge on her rostrum.
Photo Credit: Eric M. Patterson

Kite is one of the sponger females (uses marine sponges as a hunting tool) and was born to Kestrel in 1989. Naturally Kestrel was also a sponger and Kite’s offspring, Osprey, is a sponger as well. Osprey is being weaned in 2011. Kite spends most of her time sponging, but when she isn’t sponging, she spends time with her sponger friends, especially Demi, Dodger, Gumby and Bytfluke.

Kite and her calf, Osprey.
Photo Credit: Ewa Krzyszczyk
Kite and Osprey