Monday, October 3, 2016

Jumping dolphins and fish

First thing this morning we set out to see a group of common dolphins close to shore and we were lucky to be able to see them feeding. The dolphins were herding together a group of garfish at the surface, which attracted a lot of seabirds that came in to grab a part of the dolphins' hard work. We got to see the common dolphins, Cory's shearwaters and gulls fighting over their breakfast. After witnessing this feeding frenzy we went further out to search, and to our luck we came across a large group of bottlenose dolphins. The behaviour of these dolphins was very different; they were very keen to play in the waves and were racing alongside our boat as we travelled. We really got to see the size and power of these big dolphins as they came high out of the water, making an excellent end to our morning tour.

Photos from the morning:

Bottlenose dolphins

Watching the bottlenose dolphins

Common dolphin

Gulls fighting over a garfish

Garfish jumping

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