On Friday Kel welcomed Dolphin Encounters/Project BEACH educator, Linzi, to Bimini. The day started at Sea Crest Hotel & Marina and with a half-island tour. After a “quick” lunch at Capt. Bob’s we got ready to check in with Al, expecting the decision to cancel our afternoon dolphin trip. Why did we think this? Well, perhaps the thunder we heard throughout lunch had something to do with it! But, no! The squalls were clearing out in time to search for dolphins. Even better? We were joined by three fantastic ladies. Better still? The dolphins showed up early! So, under still cloudy skies, we spent hours watching Atlantic spotted dolphins. There were likely at least 18 dolphins at different points in the afternoon, including males, females, youngster and adults. We had a few brief but close and clear underwater encounters, and I was able to use DCP’s new HD video camera. The conversation between water entries was great and by the end of the day we saw Split Jaw (#22), Tim (#69), un-named #40 (and calf!) and perhaps even un-named (#97). Can’t wait to look over the video clips, although I do have to make a few adjustments to the housing control placements.
After a great dinner with Linzi, it was time for bed. Have to up early for our beach clean-up!!