Storm clouds and surfing dolphins

Thursday was the final day of this dolphin week and it was a good one! Storm clouds were looming the entire day and although we saw bottlenose dolphins early in the trip, we had to be patient for the spotteds. About mid-trip, we saw ten Atlantic spotted dolphins surfing our way! Most did not stick around, but they did come in and out of view. Three youngsters were around for quite awhile, including Addie (#84) and un-named #95. Unfortunately, another youngster came to the bow with a fresh injury behind its right eye. Although it was fresh, it did not look too deep and I’m sure it will heal in no time!

Not sure what the long weekend will bring, but soon you’ll be hearing from the 2011 summer interns in these field reports!

Until next time,