Sunday, September 8, 2013

Adorable dolphins

A day full of dolphins, common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins in the morning and bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins in the afternoon. No whales today but dolphins sure know how to make all of us smile by jumping all around our boats. We had two fairly large groups of bottlenose dolphins showing of their massive size by leaping full body out of the water. Did you know they can weight as much as 650 kg? And the spotted dolphins were very playful jumping along side our boats and racing us, and several high jumps in the air.

The first species encountered today

Bottlenose dolphins in a fight, maybe over a female,
you can see how the one to the right is trying to bite the fluke of the other

Spotted dolphins from the afternoon:

Spotted dolphins, mother and baby following our catamaran "Cetus"

"Lets race the boat!"

High jump, and some Cory's shearwaters around

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