Surfing dolphins

The winds have not really let up here in Bimini, but thankfully, dolphins like big seas! On Monday we headed out early, for a snorkel stop and lunch aboard the boat. We weren’t sure if we would see any dolphins, given the conditions, but we did get to watch some bottlenose dolphins from the boat. Tuesday followed a similar pattern, but included even more dolphins! We saw bottlenose dolphins on and off throughout the day, including this mother/calf pair. There were two calves in the group and at least one still had fetal folds, which I did not confirm until reviewing the photos. As always, this means lots of photo-ID work to come! Toward the end of the day we were greeted by two Atlantic spotted dolphins, Split Jaw (#22) and Tim (#69). It was great to see these guys surfing the waves and riding the bow.

Until next time,