Silt, Dolphins, Silt, Sea lions

On Saturday evening we enjoyed a great meal with Nassau/Dolphin Encounters friends and after getting home, we promptly reset our clocks so as not to miss the early morning ferry. Once arriving at DE on Sunday morning, we had a 20 minute session with “the ladies”: Princess, Laguna, Gussie Mae, Nina & calf and Chippy & calf. Unfortunately, the underwater visibility was not very good, making video collection a challenge. We did get some good passes from all seven dolphins. This included Laguna and Gussie Mae, who we had not previously recorded this trip.
The afternoon was spent observing the animals from the surface and catching up on computer tasks. In the afternoon we took a break from dolphins and spent some time with DE’s California sea lions. We saw the 5 month old pups and got up close and personal with Murray, a 24-year old male. We also got some close contact with PJ, one of the mother sea lions. AfterwardKathleen, Kel, Radhika, Murray, Taurean, we entered the water with the MVA to collect some video and briefly observe the animals underwater. It was cool change of pace for us, the dolphin researchers!
Tomorrow is our final day before we leave Nassau. Hope it’s a good a day!
Until then,
Kathleen & Kel