Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spinner dolphins in Kona Hawaii...


Here's a shot of some spinner dolphins right outside of Honokohau Harbor. Several days a week we might see a resident pod that hangs out in front of the harbor and a few other spots. When they are in, you have a fair chance of seeing them on nearby divesites... way cool!!!

4 comments:

susan said...

Reminds me of our whale-watching trip with Dan McSweeney....spinner dolphins were all we saw that day but it was exciting. (In fairness our tour was in the first part of December, if there's a next time maybe I'll get to see a whale).

Political Realm said...

How interactive are dolphins when you encounter them on dives?

Steve said...

They're generally not interractive while on dives, usually they're just passing through or resting and you'll see them pass a few times over the course of minutes. I have friends who has one dive down at the Place of Refuge a couple years back where a group of dophins followed them for 60-70 minutes and wouldn't get far enough away to get a good picture... right in thier faces the whole time... but that's the only time I've heard of that.

Political Realm said...

Cool.