Thursday, August 8, 2013

A beautiful day with 4 dolphin species

Today we have encountered 4 dolphin species: bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins and striped dolphins. The bottlenose dolphins were alone in a large group that was incredible to watch. The other smaller dolphin species were encountered together in several mixed species groups. These mixed groups were also seen together with birds (Cory's shearwaters, yellow-legged gulls and terns) as well as tuna. We got to watch the feeding frenzies as all of these species were feeding together.

Photos from the morning:

Bottlenose dolphins - mother and calf

Our boat "Song of Whales" with bottlenose dolphins

Cory's shearwater

Juvenile Atlantic spotted dolphin leaping next to our catamaran

Common dolphin

Common dolphin bowriding in front of our zodiac

Photos from the afternoon:

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