Sunday’s dolphin trip was what seemed to be off to a great start when we spotted a small group of bottlenose dolphins in 15 minutes of departing! The group of roughly five bottlenose dolphins was right off of North Bimini, and the passengers were able to have a brief encounter with them. The dolphins were much more interested in crater feeding than interacting with us, and the current was very strong so staying with the dolphins became difficult. After deciding to move on we unfortunately did not see any more dolphins. Another boat alerted Bimini Adventures and generously offered to let us share the group of dolphins they were interacting with, but not wanting to intrude we decided to continue looking for our own group (operators off Bimini try not to overwhelm or harass the dolphins with multiple boats). Luck was not on our side as we were unable to locate other dolphins. Our hopes are high for tomorrow and with the great conditions we’ve been having the last few days we are sure it will be a great day!
That’s all folks!
Alexis, Lauren, Amy, & Kel
PS: The interns will be on tomorrow’s dolphin trip thanks to generous donations to Kel’s “Quick! Get my interns on a boat!” fundraiser. We’re just $50 away from the goal that will also guarantee boat time on Tuesday. Make your donation today!