I was ecstatic to have found this perfect sample of a cuttlefish our finned friends had been snacking on! It's a little smaller than my last, but you can clearly see the dolphins teeth marks on the spine. Needless to say I took it home, chopped all the fresh flesh off (which was promptly given to our house cats) and dried it out.
Biologists since Aristotle have puzzled over the reasons for mass
strandings of whales and dolphins, in which groups of up to several
hundred individuals drive themselves up onto a beach, apparently
intentionally. Recent genetic research has shed some light on whether
family relationships play a role in these enigmatic and often fatal
beachings of otherwise healthy whales.
Shewww....big seas greeted us this morning. Large swells, chilly air and although we had hoped for a beautiful dolphin diving day- we were disappointed not to find any of our finned friends within our monitoring area. Visibility is still wonderful and the free-dving session over Creche found a multitude of bait fish and a somewhat curious potato bass. Sadly we scrapped launching for the rest of the day. Lets hope the windguru is right with tomorrows forecast. Although we can expect little wind, the swell is still expecting to run at 3m.