January 23, 2019

Jervis Bay Dolphins Behaviour – Tail Slapping

Jervis Bay Dolphins Behaviour – Tail Slapping

 

We are fortunate enough to see some very interesting things when out on Jervis Bay,

Such behaviours are all an important part of Dolphin (& Whale) communication and can mean a range of things. If the slaps are soft and gentle, the dolphin may be alerting other dolphins or trying to gain their attention. A single explosive slap – or a succession of much firmer slaps is a definite warning sign.

Sometimes we also see it as a form of play!

Check out our facebook videos to check out some dolphin tail slapping action!

"A Great Afternoon on Jervis Bay"

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the Whale watch your on the big boat. We had planned to go on the short fast boat but they changed us to the tekin. All in all it was actually a good option for the afternoon. The staff were pleasant and there was basic tea and coffee served. We took some snacks which was recommended and a good idea. We saw at least 8 whales including some baby calves and enjoyed the scenery of the bay too. Worth it!