Sunday, April 13, 2014

White-beaked dolphins seen offshore.

April 13, 2014 

NECWA staff members Krill and Leah were working onboard Capt. John's 12 noon whale watch today. As they headed offshore, they saw big splashes off the bow. To their surprise, they found a very exuberant white-beaked dolphin who was breaching or jumping out of the water.

Unusual to see a single dolphin on its own for these animals are typically very social and travel in family groupings called pods. And why this dolphin was repeatedly breaching out of the water is still a mystery to us.

Krill counted this dolphin jumping at least 25 times in a row! What an acrobat and what a show off!

Can't wait to get offshore next weekend to see what Mother Nature has "in store" for us.