Wednesday we were able to observe a group of bottlenose – and it looked as though they were feeding. Their dorsal fins were difficult to see amid the breaking waves, but I think I got at least a few useable ID photographs. On Thursday, we left for calmer snorkeling waters before we saw any dolphins. This brought us past the same area where we saw our offshore bottlenose “friends,” so I was on the look-out. But, nothing.
Tomorrow I head to Nassau to participate in a workshop for the newly established Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network, sponsored by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization and Atlantis Resort. There will be background, anatomy & logistical talks as well as some practical elements. I’ll report back next week!