Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Apache and Ringo still here!

Tina Davies popped into the Ocean lab this morning " There's somone popping up out there off the breakwater" she said" We did not hang around, Hannah and I hotfooted it out to the breakwater!

There are two mothers with well frown calves Apache -R and her calf Ringo who has distinctive eye rings and another mother with a ragged trailing edge to her dorsal fin with a calf that lacks Ringo's eye rings. They may be a part of a larger pod of around twelve that have been visiting Fishguard Bay over the summer, The two pairs  seem to keep their distance from each other although at one point we saw three dolphins together but could not identify them at distance. It is all a bit confusing in terms of interactions but interesting trying to get some insights into their behavior!