Winter is here and the waters are getting cooler although its still great to be out in the water with the dolphins at Tangalooma. Here is an update on what the dolphins have been up to since our last blog.
Well Storm and Silhouette are as cheeky as ever, always darting in and out of the feed area chasing and catching fish that is swimming past the area.
Tink is still very protective of her latest calf, Phoenix. Only the other night just before the programme started, Phoenix ventured out too far away from her mother, and when Phoenix did not respond to her mothers' calls, Tink had to swim out into the darker waters to bring Phoenix back to her side. Phoenix is almost 2 years old now and wants to be out and about exploring new grounds although mum still wants her close.
Tangles seems to be getting bigger by the day, so we are hoping she may be pregnant. We just have to wait for a month or so before we can confirm. How exciting!!!!!!
Shadow and her latest calf Zephyr have not attended the feed over the last few nights. We believe this is because there are a lot of mullet swimming through the bay at the moment, Shadow may be teaching Zephyr to hunt and catch his own fish. Zephyr is proving to be a very little independent dolphin and would be having the time of his life with his mum.
The bigger boys are doing well too. Every now and then Nari Echo Rani and Bobo do not turn up at the feed. The boys may have more important activities to attend to like hunting and catching their own fish, asserting their dominance with other male dolphins or chasing the female dolphins around the bay.
Well until next month.. bye for now.
Tangle's belly seems to be getting
bigger by the day.
Zephyr as a baby calf. He is now growing
into a very independent little dolphin.