A busy dolphin weekend

Saturday’s dolphin trip was unexpected, but welcomed! We saw dolphins early (17:03) and the group of four became six and then nine. Lumpy (#17) and un-named #75, both adult males, were in the group. I also suspect that un-named #24 was present, but I’ll have to confirm when reviewing video. There was a single male calf in the group that had some shallow scratches and a very small injury to its lower jaw. It was a short swim, but I’ll take what I can get! 

Sunday’s dolphin trip was a bit rocky and with the heavy cloud cover it was a challenge to see the dolphins from the boat. But, luckily, they found us! Rushing to the boat we saw a group of three Atlantic spotted dolphins – two adults and one calf. The MVA and I didn’t get a chance to get in the water, but if we had, we would have seen a quick, close glimpse of the dolphins followed by a hammerhead shark – followed by a passing manta ray – all in under 3 minutes! A short time later, we came upon Nemo (#76) and a young juvenile. There was a bit of aerial behavior and surfing in the swells. Unfortunately, with sunset threatening, it was time to head back to the dock. Fortunately, another dolphin trip is scheduled for tomorrow! 

Until then,