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Old 10 February 2007, 18:37   #1
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"Flipper" and friends.

went out hoping to see some whales today, but no luck
Made it worthwhile though ,when I ran across a school of playful whitesided dolphin on the way back in. Stayed with me for quite a while, surfing the bow wave and coming alongside.
Also back in the Bay, I came across the new rescue boat that court TV had purchased for the lifeguards as payment for the reality series about them.
Not quite a RIB ,but nice craft that's great for the relativley sheltered waters around here.
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Old 10 February 2007, 19:30   #2
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SAFE boat, or a knock-off?

Nice looking, though, whatever it is.

Nice dolphin pics, too.

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Old 11 February 2007, 13:59   #3
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Love the Dolphin....but the sight of efficient law enforcement makes a Virgin Islander nervous!

Outside the reef that runs around our island the water becomes very deep, very suddenly so the female dolphin give birth to pups in the 20 foot or so water inshore. We try to be very careful when running in those depths to look out for them. The rest of the fleet hangs around just offshore while the females are birthing and are frequently ready to play. We also have a massive number of sea turtles, Leatherbacks, Green, Hawksbill and Loggerheads that lay eggs here on the beach. The males wait for them to swim back out to knock them up so at times during egg laying season there are quite a number just offshore. The largest have shells the size of a car hood.

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Old 11 February 2007, 19:03   #4
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The males wait for them to swim back out to knock them up so at times during egg laying season there are quite a number just offshore.
Typical Carribbean behavior. When I worked in Freeport many years ago, every Saturday night at the pub was like this...
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You didn't see any tuna near them did you? ( I prefer tuna-free dolphin )

Great pictures - am definitely envious right now.
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