We were rockin’ and rollin’ aboard “The Mobula” today. We had fun on our search for marine mammals. On our Morning Safari trip, it was exceptionally clear and sunny!
We sighted large humpback whales accompanied by calfs, and a pod of ~50 common dolphins that we cruised by.
The Common dolphins were very active, travelling very fast alongside us. Some even porpoised out of the water!
Common dolphins are usually found in large social groups averaging from 100-500 animals, but have been occasionally seen in larger herds of thousands of individuals, particularly in the fall and early spring around Los Cabos. These large schools are thought to consist of smaller sub-groups of 10-30 animals that are possibly related or separated by age and/or sex.
These gregarious, energetic dolphins are commonly seen swimming rapidly, “breaching”, “porpoising”, and frequently engaging in other surface active behavior. They will often approach boats to “bowride” for long periods of time.
Let us take you into “our pelagic office” where we run a live screen!
Pelagic Safari Team