31 July 2017

Coryphaena hippurus in the Gulf of Corinth



Common dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus, also called dorado or mahi mahi, swim in a rank formation in the Gulf of Corinth's blue waters. They are one of the ocean's most magnificent fish, and seeing them alongside our boat was a pleasant surprise. These were three juveniles, about 60 cm long.
  
(Photos by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

30 July 2017

28 July 2017

27 July 2017

Low breach



Striped dolphin "standing up" before a low breach.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

25 July 2017

Newborn striped dolphins



Yesterday we encountered an all-female nursing group including seven newborns. July is top calving season for striped dolphins!

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

24 July 2017

Bowriding Legend



One more image of striped dolphins bowriding the superyacht Legend.

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

23 July 2017

Fun with LEGEND



More striped dolphins having fun. Today, bowriding the superyacht Legend.

(Top photo by G. Bearzi, bottom photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

Fun with MARE



Striped dolphin having fun while bowriding a cargo. 

(Photo by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

22 July 2017

Curley the curled



The unmistakable dorsal fin of a striped dolphin nicknamed "Curley", who was encountered again yesterday in a large group.

(Photos by G. Bearzi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

21 July 2017

Farai moves on



Mary-Anne (Farai) Churu, a Texas A&M University student who participated in the Marine Biology Field Course organised in Galaxidi in 2013, just informed us that she was accepted to law school and awarded a scholarship. Farai wants to focus on environmental law. She writes: "Thank you for inspiring me to be a part of a community that wants to do more for the environment than just take".

(Photo by N.L. Santostasi, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

Exhaling



Striped dolphin exhaling prior to surfacing.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

20 July 2017

Close to you



Striped dolphin adult and juvenile enjoying each other's proximity.

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

19 July 2017

Inquisitive



The inquisitive look of a striped dolphin.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

18 July 2017

Social frenzy



Striped dolphin in a social frenzy.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

17 July 2017

Striped dolphin newborn



Striped dolphin newborn observed today, before the rain forced us to head back to the port.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

14 July 2017

Dolphins in the early morning light



In the early morning light, three bottlenose dolphins socialize in the Bay of Itea.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

13 July 2017

Sea turtle waving



A loggerhead sea turtle lifts her right flipper while mating with another turtle (not visible here). From the beginning of the season we have encountered as many as 120 loggerheads: a lot more than in previous years.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

11 July 2017

Dolphin research trio



Silvia, Lavinia and Mariana during a boat survey. Mariana is leaving today and heading back to Brasil after spending three weeks with us in Galaxidi.  

(Photos by M. Ferreira Da Silveira, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

10 July 2017

Peloponnese dolphins



Striped dolphins on the move off the northern coast of the Peloponnese.

(Photos by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

07 July 2017

Confident loggerhead



A confident loggerhead sea turtle comes to breath near our inflatable.
 
(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

06 July 2017

Little owl family



A couple of little owls Athene noctua have nested in a chimney near our field station, and made two chicks. The chicks have grown and we seem them around all the time. This is one of the four family members resting on an almond tree.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Galaxidi, Greece)

05 July 2017

Reflection



Striped dolphin in front of a mirror.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

03 July 2017

Striped dolphin portrait



(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)

Not a dolphin



Lavinia showing one fluke while surfacing.

(Photo by D. Knäbel, Galaxidi, Greece)

02 July 2017

01 July 2017

Two surfacings



Two striped dolphins surfacing on a calm sea.

(Photo by S. Bonizzoni, Gulf of Corinth, Greece)