Saturday, November 15, 2014

Why Dolphins Should Not be in Captivity

Hi All,
The weather forecast was fifty percent rain but we thought we'd venture out and hope we were in the other 50%. The sea was totally flat making it perfect  for dorsal spotting. The trade off was no beautiful Turks sunshine.
We found JoJo right away in front of Seven Stars which is between Oc and Grace Point. He wanted a ride so we headed off in the direction he indicated. He got in our wake and stayed there until we got to the extreme south west end of the Island. We were opposite Northwest Point Resort which was Crystal Bay Resort not long ago. He branched off and in stealth dolphin manner and disappeared for about 20 minutes. Then surfaced near our boat and wanted a ride back toward Grace Bay. He stayed in our wake past Grace Bay and all the way to the point on Parrot Cay where Keith Richards supposedly owns a house. This was 3 and 1/2 hours later. If you look on the map on the website you'll see how far he went. I believe he was covering all this territory hoping to locate other dolphins.
I can't even imagine how miserable he'd be in a small enclosure.  He traveled all this distance and the day was just beginning.
 We left him at Parrot Cay due to the black sky coming our way. Here is a little video of JoJo in the wake.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting! Makes me happy to see JoJo doing what is natural!