Yesterday, whilst en route to our island based dive centre at PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, Divers and Snorkelers aboard our dive boat were treated to Dolphin sightings.
Every year around this time we tend to have dolphins in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, last year they stayed within the shallows of our beach area for some 30 minutes.
Yesterday the dolphins were full of the joys of January !!
They leaped and frolicked around our dive boat for 40 minutes !!
Fortunately we were conducting a PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course so cameras were on board.
One of our PADI Instructors Calvin took an incredible shot of one leaping out of the water in front of Kota Kinabalu City.
All images here were taken of the dolphins yesterday.
Dolphins are marine mammals, they breath air from the surface of the ocean.
Dolphins are social animals, living in pods (also called “schools”) of up to a dozen individuals.
The Dolphins yesterday had joined pods because there were about 50 individuals, this usually happens in places with a high abundance of food.
Dolphin pods join temporarily, forming an aggregation called a superpod; some such groupings may exceed a thousand dolphins, such as we have seen around Sipadan.
The individuals communicate using a variety of clicks, whistles and other vocalizations.
Dolphins are a popular artistic motif, dating back ancient times and always a joy to see, hopefully this will not be the last we see of them. We are feeling that the Whalesharks will not be far behind !!!!
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