Surface Observations

Getting to Know the Dolphins

Well, we were set with our gear but needed to now get to know the dolphins. There are 16 individuals and you'd think that would be easy for us to remember … considering we identify 165 at Mikura Island! But, these dolphins are quite scar free. Still, after 3.5 hours on a platform 10 m above the water we had a better idea of each individual. We also had two rather red sunburns.

Since our bodies requested a break from the sun and we were not scheduled for inwater observations this afternoon, we decided to confirm the scars and marks we documented with ID cards and the trainers. We still have to work on remembering Gee Gee and Buster, but for most of the others, we are getting there.

We hope to enter the water tomorrow.
Kathleen & Robin