Glimpsing into Common Dolphin morning routine

Aerial view over a mating pod of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) filmed by Terra Azul drone close to the shores of Vila Franca do Campo.

Good morning everybody!

Today we had the chance to get out on the Ocean again and we spent a nice morning in company of several groups of Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) busy in their morning routine activities. While some subgroups of adults were resting, a large family group was feeding on patches of small schooling fish. Suddenly juveniles started socializing and chasing each other at high speed. Other groups of adults were also involved in mating attempts, as you can witness in the footage that Terra Azul drone collected. They even swam through a huge school of fish without even paying attention to them. Sometimes it is a matter of priorities! 🙂

While searching for dolphins, we stumbled across a very relaxed juvenile Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) that swam alongside the boat for about ten minutes, before to dive back in the depths of the Ocean.

Lorenzo Fiori

About Lorenzo Fiori

Lorenzo is Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL. He is originally from Italy, holds a Science Master in Biology, and is completing PhD about behavioral responses of humpback whales to swim-with-whales tourism activities in Tonga.

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