Today we had a close encounter with a male’s pod of Rissos’s dolphins. In the meanwhile, they were socializing, with belly rolling’s and flukes up, they were getting more and more used to our boat. As we were navigating slowly by their side, they were getting closer and closer!
Rissos dolphins are typically shy and tend to maintain their space towards the boat. This species segregate through gender, so as they became independent from their mothers, the males will leave their natal group to join a male’s group while the females move in the same pod together with their calves. If you notice, some of the individuals from the pictures are almost all white. The density of white scars its greater on males, as you can notice on some of the animals from the pod we were seeing today.
Also we had the best day to watch flying fishes, jumping and soaring above the surface as we were scaring them with our beautiful zodiac passing by!