Hello my name is Mrs. James. Please join me as I travel to Greece to study the dolphins of the Amvrakikos Gulf!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

We spot a newborn dolphin, a calf and a juvenile dolphin

Wow, today it is really hot and as we made our way down to the boat we were all really hoping to see dolphins. The work we have to do in the afternoon is cropping,matching and grouping photos of the dolphins but it would be great to do this with dolphins that we have spotted ourselves today, rather than match photos from a previous times.


Sho and I grouping the dolphin photo's yesterday

Today we are going to work along G transect and after we had been going about 45 minutes and stared along the G transect we spotted the Bottlenose dolphins, we were all so excited especially after a couple of days with no sightings. We all had to count the number of dolphins in our section - altogether there were about 20 dolphins in the group, with a new born a calf and a juvenile dolphin!!! Wow this was wonderful, the young ones stay so close to mum as they swim along. Even I can identify Picco by his dorsal fin as it is so ragged and shaped so distinctly

This is our group of bottlenose dolphins with the juvenile

Well I have to dash now as we have to group and match our photos from this morning - will be in touch later today.

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