Friday, February 27, 2015

Why do they jump?

Why do dolphins jump? There are many answers for that question. It could be to see whats going on above the surface (ex. groups birds which can indicate that there is fish around, look for boats or other dolphins), to get rid of parasites such as whale lice and remoras, males showing off their strength and agility to females but one thing is for sure: sometimes they jump just because its fun! And we got some nice jumps today from bottlenose dolphins very close to our boats. What joy!
We also encountered common dolphins and some of us on the catamaran also got to see a small loggerhead turtle before it dived.

Watching bottlenose dolphins

Common dolphins bowriding

Watching bottlenose dolphins bowriding

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