Bimini 2016: Day 3 – Dolphins spotted! (Also, spotted dolphins)

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Jewel damselfish and coral (Margaret Coin)

Jewel damselfish and coral (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Bar jack, Smallmouth grunt (Margaret Coin)

Bar jack, Smallmouth grunt (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Smooth trunkfish? (Margaret Coin)

Smooth trunkfish? (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Longfin damselfish (Margaret Coin)

Longfin damselfish (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Smallmouth grunts (Warren Schultz)

Smallmouth grunts (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (Margaret Coin)

Blue tang surgeonfish (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Juvenile pufferfish. (Currently puffed) (Warren Schultz)

Juvenile pufferfish. (Currently puffed) (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

A cross-section of reef life. You can see a different variety of jellyfish on the lower left in front of the darkened overhang, as well as some purple coral. Sergeant majors and a vareity of other fish dot the scene as well. (Warren Schultz)

A cross-section of reef life. You can see a different variety of jellyfish on the lower left in front of the darkened overhang, as well as some purple coral. Sergeant majors and a vareity of other fish dot the scene as well. (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Blue tang surgeonfish. This one with a distinctive yellow tail. (Warren Schultz)

Blue tang surgeonfish. This one with a distinctive yellow tail. (Warren Schultz) Buy this photo

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (Margaret Coin)

Sergeant majors and coral (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Social feather dusters. Aka, very pretty sea-worms. (Margaret Coin)

Social feather dusters. Aka, very pretty sea-worms. (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Scaled lettuce coral (Margaret Coin)

Scaled lettuce coral (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

A spiral of fish (Warren Schultz)

A spiral of fish (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Bluestriped grunts (Warren Schultz)

Bluestriped grunts (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Ocean surgeonfish and French grunt (Warren Schultz)

Ocean surgeonfish and French grunt (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Bluehead wrasses, near corals and sponge (Margaret Coin)

Bluehead wrasses, near corals and sponge (Margaret Coin)Buy this photo

 

 (Warren Schultz)

More surgeonfish, grunts, and sergeant majors nestled into the reef (Warren Schultz) Buy this photo

 

Fans, corals, and sponge (Warren Schultz)

Fans, corals, and sponge (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Reef life (Warren Schultz)

Reef life (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Social feather dusters and coral, detail (Margaret Coin)

Social feather dusters and coral, detail (Margaret Coin) Buy this photo

 

Unidientified Fishy Object. (Warren Schultz)

Unidientified Fishy Object. (Warren Schultz) Buy this photo

 

Another mystery fish (Warren Schultz)

Another mystery fish (Warren Schultz)Buy this photo

 

Getting these jellyfish into focus was nearly impossible, but you can get a good idea for their body shape here. (Warren Schultz)

Getting these jellyfish into focus was nearly impossible, but you can get a good idea for their body shape here. (Warren Schultz) Buy this photo

 

 (Atmoji Photography)

A nice shot of the coral, taken by the WildQuest staff (Atmoji Photography)

 

Some of what’s so fascinating about seeing these reefs is watching the motion of the corals and the fish pushed and pulled by the currents. I tried to capture a bit of that with the GoPro as I went along.

 

After that, it was time to get back on the boat, and go in search of dolphins.

 

 

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