Friday, July 25, 2014

Wave riding with dolphins

Today, like yesterday we were able to go out only in the afternoon due to weather conditions restricting us in the morning. We had a sunny but slightly windy afternoon, having a fun ride over a choppy ocean full of dolphins. We encountered a nice group of about 50 bottlenose dolphins which we spent some time watching and some of us also had the chance to swim with them from our swimming boats. Some of even spotted a large loggerhead turtle among these dolphins. Just a bit further out were some common dolphins, but we quickly lost sight of them as they didn't seem to want our boats around. So instead of them we ended up with a group of about 30 Atlantic spotted dolphins. The group included many of the smallest dolphins the crew had seen in a long time. Very cute!

Photos from today:


Bottlenose dolphins (just like flipper!)

One of our boats riding the waves surrounded by bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins with a turtle in between (see the brown colour in the water)

Atlantic spotted dolphins

Atlantic spotted dolphins bowriding

Our zodiac for whale watching this afternoon

1 comment:

keith scovell said...

I love those high-flying Bottlenose Dolphins!

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