Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dolphin communication

Today we had some guests talking on the microphone of our catamaran Cetus - and they were the best talkers ever! I can't believe the help that us biologist got today. We had both bottlenose dolphins and common dolphin chatting live on the microphone (through our hydrophone). It was an amazing experience for all of us to watch the dolphins and at the same time have them whistling over our sound system. We could see plenty of baby dolphins today in both groups, and the bottlenose dolphins were giving us many high jumps. Every time we accelerated a little bit they started jumping alongside us for fun. 

A great thanks to our captain for his work and patience today, and the sailors/skippers on board for putting the hydrophone working. Videos filmed on board to capture the sounds of the dolphins, and for us to hear the difference between the two species.

Bottlenose dolphins

Common dolphins

Photos from today:

A rainbow to start the day

Bottlenose dolphins jumping high

Watching bottlenose dolphins

A young bottlenose dolphins next to us

João with the hydrophone

A young common dolphin next to us

Common dolphin

Aboard cetus

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