A very successful visit with the dolphins
Yesterday was our first trip out to the dolphingrounds and we had multiple successful encounters. The boat was crowded but there were plenty of dolphins for everyone. The first encounter was with a mother and calf - the mother we believe to be 56, a common visitor to our boats last year, and we believe her new calf. The baby she had with her was too small to be the same one from last year (#16) and we think she was pregnant when we left her last August!
Other encounters were with the usual crew - Cleopatra, Swoosh, Underbite, Top notch, and some new IDs we hadn't seen last year. We were able to collect some new ID pictures with a digital still underwater camera, but were having some issues with the array. We hope to have them ironed out before dolphin week starts tomorrow!