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!

"I really respect that the whale was more important than us"

Arrived just in time from our overnight stay in Canberra to go on the cruise. We got to see two whales swimming and breaching. Was a spectacular sight. The operators stayed what I though was a decent distance from the whales and when they had gone into the bay and another operator went in further than we did our guy decided that we would move away to give the whales space to get out of the bay. I really respect that the whale was more important that us . Well done