Play or Learning – Dolphin Calves are very Active

Our Dolphin Watch Adventures have been very popular lately, both with our guest (thanks to you) and with the dolphins! During the last several cruises, the Spinners have approached us just North of the harbor at Crystal Cove. Typically, we’re seeing pods of around 50 (though it’s hard to count) and we’ve seen the full gamut of aerial behaviors as the dolphins accompany us down the coastline. We’re seeing dolphins of all ages too…and those cute little calves really capture our attention. We’re not sure if their end-over-end spins are intentional or just a result of uncoordinated enthusiasm!
We still have space available on Thursday’s Dolphin Watch Adventure departing from Kawaihae Harbor at 8:00 am, and on Saturday’s cruise departing from Kaun’oa Bay fronting the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Feel free to give us a call at 886-6666 ext. 103 for more information and reservations.
Dolphin Fact of the Day: Spinner Dolphins (actually all dolphins) have two voices–.the more sonic voice (the one we can hear from the boat as the dolphins travel near us ) consists of a vocabulary of clicks and whistles, jaw snaps, flipper snaps and splashes. The inaudible (to us) voice is echolocation. Dolphins can “hear” the echoes  from their clicks bouncing off objects in the distance. Research shows that they are able to use this information to determine the location of an object, its size, its shape and even whether it’s a living object.
Captain Claire