December 8, 2018

Dolphins- Socialising in Jervis Bay

Dolphins- Socialising in Jervis Bay

Many people come to Jervis Bay to relax and socialise- well Dolphins do too!

Common Bottlenose Dolphins are famously social creatures! They have even been known to interact with other species of Dolphins and Whales too!

 

Social interactions are a vital part of dolphin behaviour and are great to witness out on the water.

Dolphin communication is very complex and varies depending on the social dynamics of the pod. Echo location using a range of whistles and clicks to determine how close and the shape of an object or other dolphins.

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They also communicate by a range of physical contact and movements. At times dolphins seem to be ‘holding hands’, ‘bumping and nudging’, ‘tail slapping’- more on this next week and Belly to belly swimming. These behaviours are all important for establishing hierarchy and bonds within the pod.  At other times physical contact can be more aggressive often evident in times of courtship or to assert dominance.

Keep an eye out for all the action next time you join us for a cruise!

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On the 27th of September myself and my family went on the explorer out to see the whales, unfortunately the weather wasn't the best however we all felt like we were on a ride at dream world with the swell. Unfortunately no whales but with the no sighting return voucher, We Appreciated it so much. We then decided to extend our stay so we could try again this time to see the Dolphins, well that was a exciting experience with so many pods of dolphins to be seen and so many photos to be taken. Well worth recommending, Big thanks to our skipper (Tim) & His Crew Michelle, Alex & Therese. Fantastic Job