A new dolphin to the catalog!!

The excitement for today is the official inclusion of spotted dolphin ID#89.  It is a young juvenile male, who, much to my surprise, was still observed nursing this afternoon!  The animal was actually observed bowriding last season, but because its spots were so few & faint, we decided not to officially add the animal to the photo-ID catalog.  Today confirmed things though, as we observed this young dolphin from the boat for over 90 minutes, plus a very brief swim.  Even though the swim was short, I was able to catch a few photos.      Later in the trip we came upon another group of dolphins that included Lil’ Jess (#35) and Swoosh (#36).  Once we entered the water, we saw un-named #86 and three different calves.      Another trip tomorrow!  Kel