Today was the first dolphin trip of 2010 and it was a fantastic day. Bill & Nowdla had a small, but excited group of passengers and we were all ready to see the dolphins. The seas were flat, the sun was shining and it wasn’t long before Nowdla spotted them – the spotted dolphins, that is! The boat headed toward them and we soon saw Lil’ Jess (#35), White Blotch (#29) and White Blotch’s calf, ID#94. The length of their bond is definitely on the long side of average; #94 is now 5 ½ years old and still hanging close with mom! White Blotch did not show any signs of being pregnant again yet either. There was a fourth adult spotted in the group, but even though I got a close look at it, I couldn’t readily identify it. Hopefully I’ll know once I review the video. During the trip we had two great underwater encounters – the dolphins came very close, especially Lil’ Jess and #94, who are pictured here (Lil’ Jess is closest to the camera). In between our swims everyone also got a great show while the dolphins rode the bow of the boat. What a day!
Until next time,