08 September 2013

Risso's and striped dolphins bowriding

Yesterday we encountered again the one Risso's dolphin living in the Gulf of Corinth. It is the second time this year.

We were following a group of striped dolphins when a ship passed by. In front of its bow we recognized the familiar silhouette of Yaya, who was bowriding together with several other striped dolphins.

Like the smaller dolphins, Yaya could leap and swim at a speed of 17 km/h. The group went on bowriding for several minutes before they separated from the ship.

We managed to photograph Yaya's dorsal fin and confirm her identification, before a strong wind forced us back to the port.

(Both photos by S. Bonizzoni)

1 comment:

Oceanwatch said...

What a crazy Risso is Yaya!
I like!