Saturday, August 30, 2014

Our resident dolphins never let us down

Today was a day in the company of our resident dolphins: common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and Risso's dolphins. It is wonderful to see them and keep up with them as they are the great contributors to our dolphin research. A morning with bottlenose dolphins and Risso's dolphins sure keeps our biologists cameras warm. And common dolphins kept us company all day long. The bottlenose dolphins were in two large groups, playing with our swimming  and whale watching boats. In the afternoon we had the same great experience with common dolphins. The Risso's dolphins were in a very small group of about six dolphins, we also encountered two individuals: a mother with a baby. For being shy Risso's dolphins they were curious as we got a great look at the differences between almost white adult and dark baby. The mother made sure we got a great look at her baby. 

Photos from today:

Bottlenose dolphin

One of our boats with bottlenose dolphins

Common dolphins in a beautiful blue ocean

Common dolphin

A large group of common dolphins encountered in the afternoon

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