Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bo leaves me To Play with Whizzer

Hi All,
I thought seeing the seas have been to rough to go out that perhaps a look back in the past would be fun!I put together a video of a day where Bo left Whizzer with me while she went off to perhaps fish. At present Whizzer is no longer with Bo his Mom. He now is traveling with Snipper another male and sometimes JoJo. He still interacts with me but not nearly as much as last year. ENJOY

Bo a bottlenose mother leaves her calf Whizzer with me M from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Friday, January 19, 2018

JoJo Travels Alone

Hi All,
We find JoJo by himself visiting a motor boat right past Grace Point. As soon as he he knew we were coming along, he headed right to Spy Hop. He got in our wake and stayed there until we reached Leeward where he peeled off. We couldn't find him and decided to head toward Pine Cay. Apparently we guessed right because as we passed Little Water Cay,he joined us again. This time he stayed in our wake until we reached the end of Pine Cay where I got in and swam with him. I assume he was scouting around to see where the other dolphins were but we didn't see them. Perhaps it was a good thing seeing we decided to head home and just as we arrived back at our condo, the heavens opened up for a good long time and for once we weren't getting soaked!

JoJo travels alone from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rough Seas with JoJo Whizzer and Snipper

Hi All,
The seas have gotten rough even though the wind isn't particularily strong. I think this system has traveled down from Florida and is bringing the bigger waves. We find the dolpins near Leeward they are entertaining a tour boat. It's almost impossible to find them amongst the waves. When I finally get to them they swim circles around me or maybe I was swimming circles around them! In any case Whizzer spent some of that time on his back! Tour boats kept coming up as we traveled along toward Pine Cay.

Rough seas with JoJo Whizzer and Snipper from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

JoJo, Snipper and Whizzer

Hi All, After listening to the Patriots game in Foxboro where it was 6 degrees, we are so happy to be back on island looking for dorsals in the gorgeous tourquiose water. Don't think for a moment I take it for granted! My brother is on board. He is joining us for a week to get out of the cold. My brother actually named Lemon Lips. He was in our last boat, Catch Ride about 7 years ago when JoJo introduced me to Bo and her then young calf Lemon Lips. I told Bill he had really Yellow Lips and I was starting to call him Yellow Lips when Billy suggested Lemon Lips and it stuck. He is Whizzer's older brother. We have eaten lunch and are motoring around Pine Cay when I see three dorsals. It is very murky making for difficult footage. They seem happy to have me join them but there isn't much interaction. They are on the move. The dolphins seem to like having our boat accompany them as they moved slowly down the coast toward Leeward. I get in and swim with them off and on as they make their way. They check out a few boats but always come back to Spy Hop.

JoJo Whizzer and Snipper from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

The water gets a little clearer as we get close to Leeward and I get in again. JoJo sonars my new camera. I am sure he has seen many, many cameras but this one is a brandy new model and he is still very interested. Whizzer has gone off to fish and Snipper is interacting with JoJo, the first time on the journey from Pine Cay. It was always Whizzer and Snipper staying very close together. Now, with Whizzer fishing, it's JoJo and Snipper interacting with lots of stoking.

JoJo and Snipper from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Quick Visit

Hi All, I was supposed to be home for a short time to take care of business. I however got the flu and had to stay an extra week! I just returned to the island this afternoon. We were able to get off the plane head to the marina and go looking for dolphins. It was getting late in the afternoon when I saw a dorsal aim right for our boat then disappear. We found Whizzer and Snipper fishing at the far end of Pine Cay. Neither of them seemed one bit interested in swimming with me! I'm quite sure one of the dolphins was Whizzer because he caught a fish and tossed it over his head before eating it. This is one of Whizzer's games. It seemed Whizzer was coming toward the boat so I got in. He stayed in one place long enough for me to swim to him but then dove down and chased another fish! I find it interesting that Bo and Whizzer seem to like Snipper's company. I'm eager to see who's with who tomorrow!

Short Visit with Whizzer from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

My Dolphin Friends Invite Me to Join Them!

Hi All, We find JoJo, Bo and Snipper playing in Mark's wake in front of Ocean Club. His water skiers are trying to ski and the dolphins are surfing along on the big wake Mark's boat produces! All the dolphins are happy to see me and we start swimming toward Leeward. I imagine it's easier to water ski without three big dolphins joining in! Soon, Bo locates a trunk fish and she and Snipper start chasing it. The water is murky but I think you will be able to make some of it out! BO takes it in her mouth but doesn't want to eat it. They just want to play with the poor little guy!

Playing with Trunk Fish from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

After passing by Leeward, we encounter lots of tour boats. Snipper is displaying. I know JoJo has been checking Bo's status. I see him swim to her genital area and either taste or sonar. I believe he is checking to see if she's in estrous. I hope Snipper is here to impregnant her! I would imagine JoJo is too old to actually impregnate her. We stay with them all the way to the far end of Pine Cay where a dark cloud is coming our way. After getting totally soaked we decide to head for home. I have to leave my buddies for a week. I put a video together to show how welcoming they are when they want me to come play. I will miss them terribly even for a short week!

Come In and Play with Us from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Eventful day with JoJo,Bo and Snipper

Hi All, We spot a tour boat acting dolphin like and pull up. There are the three dolphins. The water is beautiful and I get in. The dolphins are friendly and want me to swim with them. Yesterday, they only wanted to greet and bring me along for a short time, then they were off! Lots of tour boats start coming up. JoJo visits some while Bo and Snipper swim around happily playing flipper footsie and stroking each other. A big catamaran yacht pulls up and a lady plops down in the water. She comes over to where I am swimming with Bo and Snipper. Bo surfaces and swims around her then raises her tail out of the water and brings it down hard making a loud slap. That is a clear warning to that lady to clear out! I hope the captain realizes the warning sign.

This is a Dolphin Warning! from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

We all move off away from that boat. The dolphins are now following me! JoJo follows me a lot but, this is the first time they all have followed me.How Fun! We continue along Grace Bay toward Grace Point. I have gotten back in the boat to warm up. The dolphins are heading inside the swim line in front of the resorts. Some people spot the THREE DOLPHINS swimming along near shore but most don't. JoJo starts heading toward a lady that was swimming her heart out, stroke, stroke breath, stroke, stroke breath, EEEEEEK big dolphin dead ahead!!!! John and our friend Tom are rolling with laughter. I'm sure JoJo was chuckling. I missed the whole thing following Bo!(rats)

JoJo,Bo and Snipper follow Me from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

They are now heading back toward Leeward. I'm nibbling on some chocolate when I notice Beluga, a pretty sailboat coming out of Leeward with Jack Russels bounding around on the deck. I ask John to pull up to see if the doggies swim with JoJo. They are now in full Jack Russell frenzy because they can hear the dolphins. Dog's and dolphin's hearing has a much larger range than ours. The Captain says yes they swim with JoJo. I ask if I can join them. In go the doggies! They are swimming all around their cute little legs pumping to beat the band. Bo and JoJo are interested and looking up. Snipper has left the scene. Now there are people off the boat. Yikes! What a scene! What a fun ending to the day!

Jack Russells,JoJo and Bo from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.