Clear-ish skies, murky water – and dolphins, dolphins, dolphins!

Bimini2010_T42_MaleC2BreachAfter squalls cancelled Monday’s boat trip, we were ready for dolphins and sunshine on Tuesday. We didn’t get too much sunshine, but at least we didn’t get rain or thunderstorms. We headed out at 1530 and saw over 20 dolphins at 1722. From the surface we saw Juliette (#12) and her calf, un-named #93, Tina (#14), Lumpy (#15), Lone Star (#56), Trudy (#57), Stefran (#82), un-named #24 and I think Freckles (#15). There was some chasing and playing, especially by the youngsters and some mating by the whole group. At some points, they were on the move, but we did get to see them under water, although the visibility was poor. The biggest show of the day was a young male who seemed focused on practicing his breaching (see picture). We did not see any visible injury (sometimes we see more than usual leaping/breaching behavior when a dolphin has a cut or a remora attached to its skin) so we are not sure what was motivating this little guy. But, all the activity made for a very pink belly! A big thanks to! 

Until next time,