Yesterday was a great day on the water & I was able to capture several photographs of Bimini's bottlenose dolphins. Included was Tt15 (Capital T is for Tursiops, lowercase t is for truncatus - combined, that's the scientific name) and 15 is for well, the 15th bottlenose dolphin we ID's here in Bimini. After about 20 minutes with the bottlenose group, we decided to continue north in search of spotteds...
And spotteds we saw! The underwater visibility was quite poor today thanks to almost a week of east wind. The thermocline was also a bit bizarre; the water temperature at the surface was normal for this time of year (likely close to 80 degrees F), but about 15 feet down, it got really warm. It was creepy. But, we did see Tina (#14), Lil' Jess (#35), Nemo (#76), un-named #78 and two very young calves.
There are more dolphin trips to come this week, including this afternoon. So stay tuned! And, if you are interested in joining me here in Bimini, check out our very recently updated eco-tour pages for details. I'd love to see you here!