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Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:51 pm
by ash
Dolly was mentioned on the Sahona Thread.

She played between the 2 boats on the passage from The Cock of Arran to 1/3 of the way to Troon, then stayed with our boat until Holy Isle when we diverted to Lamlash.

Video 1

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Video 2 - Already linked on the previous thread.

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Video 3

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Ash

PS - Bill - Did you manage to download the previous video without being infested with 'girlies'? If you can't get them, then I could try to make them available elsewhere.

Re: Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:09 pm
by sahona
Thanks for the vids Ash, damned difficult to capture the real moment, isn't it?
Didn't get girlies this time , but Pbucket seems to be dealing friendship on the side.

Re: Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:40 pm
by Troonsometimes
Any idea what the tail slapping is all about?
There was a dolphinh ambushing boats at Ardlamont three or four of Saturdays ago.

Re: Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:35 pm
by ash
Troonsometimes wrote:Any idea what the tail slapping is all about?

Don't know. The programme 'Ocean Giants' on BBC1 on Sunday night spoke of whales tail slaps being heard a mile away. Think that it can be a form of communication, can be a sign of playfulness, but can also be a warning to stay away.

We got the feeling that Dolly was showing off. She followed us - we weren't chasing her.

Troonsometimes wrote:There was a dolphinh ambushing boats at Ardlamont three or four of Saturdays ago.

Do you mean - in an aggressive way?

Ash

Re: Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:49 pm
by Troonsometimes
No aggression I don't think. As we passed the buoy at the point it appeared with a splash and played alongside and under the boat for a while then swam off. I spoke to a couple of other people that day who had seen the same thing at the point.

Re: Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:30 am
by Telo
Eric's not going to be pleased about being called Dolly.

Re: Dolly the Dolphin Videos

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:04 am
by sahona
Ardlamont was good at beginning of August 2008. There was a troop of performing dolphins there for a few weeks, maybe they have some sort of muster. Don't know what time of year they breed or whatever, but it may be a regular occurance.