BIM11_T7_SplitJawID22Today’s dolphin trip once again departed at 1430 and once again we were in the middle of a dolphin group before we knew it!At 1532Split Jaw (#22) pursuing (or showing off for?) the other dolphins! Thanks, once again, to Bimini Undersea’s fantastic passengers! Thanks once again to Bimini Undersea's fantastic passengers.

Until next time,

Kel

LumpySunday was day one of Bimini Undersea’s first “dolphin week” of 2011. The mix of week-long and single-day passengers was absolutely wonderful – thank you for your conversation and enthusiasm! Upon entering the dolphin grounds, everyone donned their snorkel gear and had a quick swim. It was a good thing we practiced early because very soon after the dolphins appeared! The dolphins were quite scattered and we saw a mix of mating, feeding and playing throughout the afternoon. There were young dolphins, old dolphins and lots in between. The calves were particularly excited – with pink bellies to prove it! Over the course of the day we saw Tina (#14), Lumpy (#17), Split Jaw (#22), Lil’ Jess (#35), Swoosh (#36), Trudy (#57), Billy (#64), Speedy (#78), Tilly (#87) and un-named #24, 40 and 43. Lumpy (#17) is pictured here; the water was so calm at one point, we were able to take these types of pictures from the surface!

The photo-ID highlight of the day is that, unfortunately, Swoosh has a new injury. She is now missing nearly half of her right pectoral fin. She seems to be healing quite well and I am thrilled to report that her male calf is still with her – and he’s gotten quite big! Our fingers are crossed that he might develop a few spots this summer so he can be given his ID number!

More dolphin trips all week, so stay tuned!


Until then,

Kel

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