Thursday, December 29, 2016

JoJo, Bo and Whizzer All in One day

Hi All, We found JoJo visiting an Island Vibes boat. He was not interested in getting in our wake. First, he made a few appearances at various boats then started crater fishing in earnest. He started at Ocean Club and fished inside the swim lines all the way to Beaches. He was a few feet from swimmers and kayakers who never noticed! This video shows him swinging his head from side to side echo-locating to find fish under the sand, then diving down catch it. He got a tasty fish about four inches long then swam off to locate more. They eat them head first so all their fins and scales slide down better. Unlike us, dolphins can swallow (esophagus)and breathe (blow hole)at the same time.

JoJo traffic Jam followed by Breakfast from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

Later in the day we heard from Rock our buddy on Sail Provo that he's seen the mother and calf. We flew up the coast to the end of Big Water Cay to find them. I had another three hour swim with my dolphin friends. It was once again murky. Whizzer seemed bent on sneaking up on me then coming by as fast and close as possible! He blew bubbles which I caught on video. At one point a boat drove up respectfully to watch the goings on. Bo seemed to want to go fairly close and Whizzer started swimming all around me jumping and flipping over. They seemed to want to put on a show but wanted me to be part of it! Everyday Whizzer seems to let me swim beside him more and more without flying off. I want so much for Bo and him to be able to take JoJo's place when the time comes. The reality is he will probably go off with other juvenile males by the time he reaches three. Maybe Bo will stay on Grace Bay. She's been here now for over four years that I'm aware of.

Bo and Whizzer from Jay Sargent on Vimeo.

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