Dolphins!! At St John's!!

Was coming up from a rainy, cold, morning dive, and heard Daniel calling,"Dolphins!! Quick!! Dolphins!"

My 1st thought- this better not be a joke.

Back on Mr Loh's bumboat, the water was slightly choppy...and empty.

However, Daniel, Marco and Mr Loh were all insisting that dolphins were actually JUMPING out of the water just before. Okaaaayy...braved the rain some more and squinted into the distance...and...what's that? Dorsal fins just grazed the surface! Wow! And a few seconds later, one jumped into the air with a graceful flick. It was so amazing to watch them it took incredible presence of mind to grab the camera and position it towards them. As we motored towards SJ jetty, could see Jani jumping up and down (guess her ankle must be healed by now), and more jumps! And breaches! And flips!

These were the Indo-Pacific dolphins, could see their pinkish underbellies and mottled grey backs, and Jani said there was even a completely pink baby!

Nice view for lunch break indeed!

Videos should be up soon, once I figure out how to upload them :). Or visit http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/index.php, Siva is extremely fast in uploading such things, unlike tech luddites like me...

Comments

Indie said…
Hi, I really love the great info in your blog.
- Indie
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bluebabe said…
Thanks! I still haven't figured out how to upload videos, but you can view the very blurry dolphins here!
http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/index.php?entry=/marine/20050902-dolphin_stjohn.txt

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