We departed the Sea Crest Hotel & Marina shortly after 1500 on Saturday, with storm clouds on the horizon. Although they did not damper our spirits, they did force us somewhat off course in our search for dolphins. We got a bit a rain, but thankfully the thunder and lightning stayed far away. Late in the day we got a glimpse of six spotted dolphins, including un-named #40. In total there were three adults and three calves – likely a trio of mother/calf pairs. Two bottlenose dolphins (including Tt06) joined the group, but they did not stay long. One of the calves, a male, was quite busy swimming belly up and we even got a glimpse of (likely) nursing (pictured here). The passengers were able to get a quick glimpse of the dolphins under water, and seeing them at all made the summer squalls worth it!
A short break from boat trips is coming up, but we’ll be back on the water soon!