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!

"Had a great 2 hours on the boat."

Had a great 2 hours on the boat. the weather was good and the sea was calm. the captain found a group of 10 dolphins as soon as the boat left the harbour. at one point the boat was nearly on top of them and my wife got some photos. We also saw a sea eagle! Free coffee, tea and water available.