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!