16.02.2018 – Jumping after Garfish
During the Winter months its not only the air temperature that decreases but also the Ocean temperature that drops. Even in Sub-tropical regions we can, more or less, define seasons and onboard during a whale watching trip, the use of extra clothes is necessary. Underwater in winter time, with lower temperature and less daylight, we can also observe a variation in fish species that dolphins feed on. For each fish species there is always a more specialised hunter and like today, many leaps over water by Short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), chasing shoals of Garfish (Belone belone)….
by Daniel Jardim
Sightings of the day
10:00 Bottlenose dolphins; Short-beaked common dolphins
15:00 Short-beaked common dolphins; Bottlenose dolphins