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10:43 PM
March 6th, 2014
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We’re on the right track…. Jason Silva says there’s reason for optimism…and not just because he’s an optimist.

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9:24 PM
August 4th, 2013
worthy aspirations… 

worthy aspirations… 

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4:20 PM
August 11th, 2011

saturatedfat:

be re-inspired with globe trotting.  

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10:13 PM
July 21st, 2011
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!
Jonathan Winters
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10:13 PM
July 21st, 2011
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English—up to fifty words used in correct context—no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese…
the incredible… Carl Sagan
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10:13 PM
July 21st, 2011
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10:13 PM
July 21st, 2011

That’s it, folks…

Thursday, July 21, 2011

In real time, we’ve arrived back in Ft. Lauderdale and will begin motoring to Maine on Saturday evening… all good things must come to a close, and Sirenuse’s adventures are over for this season…

Let’s hope there’s more…

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10:12 PM
July 21st, 2011

Close Encounters… of the Dolphin Variety Part One

Being in the water… about my favorite thing…. 

More amazing photos by Christine Guinness

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10:12 PM
July 21st, 2011

Dolphin Wizard, Matt Stallard, at it again…

Christine Guinness, Photos

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10:12 PM
July 21st, 2011

Bow-riding with Dolphins

One afternoon we did something totally new for me, riding on the bow of Sirenuse… underwater that is…. This involved holding on to the front edge of the boat as she motors along. 

You grab on below the waterline (not much to hold onto actually, and slippery as well) and position a fin against the side of the boat to avoid getting scratched by barnacles… Also you keep your head near the surface so your snorkel doesn’t get flooded…

That’s all there is to it, except for the little bonus that dolphins are also bow riding, so you are getting a bit of the feel of their fun and seeing them close up…  Very, very incredible…  

As you may notice these photos are of Ann, not me… she is more of a mermaid, but we both had fun…

After getting these shots, Chris went below the boat in scuba gear, with Tito spotting, to take videos of Ann as the boat passed over her…

She’s incredible, that Christine Guinness!!!

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10:12 PM
July 21st, 2011

Close Encounters… of the Dolphin Variety   Part Two

Being in the water with dolphins… definitely my favorite thing…. 

More amazing photos by Christine Guinness

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10:11 PM
July 21st, 2011

Dolphins and Scarves After Lunch

Dolphins were sighted again, and we returned to the water for what seemed like hours… Sean brought scarves for the dolphins to play with, and they delight in it… There are several great free divers, but in the end no one was really fast enough for this game of tag… In fact, the dolphins took the scarf away with them in the end…

The water, the sun, the light so sparkling… the dolphins so sinuous…

As usual, incredible photos by Christine Guinness


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10:11 PM
July 21st, 2011
Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas

Click here for an article with beautiful photos and lots of great information about spotted dolphins!!!

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10:11 PM
July 21st, 2011

Dolphins before lunch

July 13, 2011 

We are about 3 hours off West End on Grand Bahama Island and Sirenuse keeps a look out for dolphins at all times. There will be little diving here as the reefs are not terribly healthy here. But the water is crystal blue and the visibility is stunning. We basically motor about because that attracts the beautiful dolphin creatures, who love to ride in the wake on the bow…

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Just before lunch a group of three spotted dolphins come to us—a mother and young baby (no spots at all) and another one as well. Some people on board are great free divers and can really interact with them, but actually these dolphins were just as likely to swim over to any of us…. Something about dolphins always takes me out of my usual perception of my body, and I can twist and turn and kick along beside them just about forever. I’m always a bit taken aback to see how far away from the boat we swim…

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I wasn’t feeling very well  and almost didn’t go, but Sean came by to say he’d set up my fins and snorkel and so I got myself together and got into the water. Almost immediately the mother came along giving her dolphin hello… Such a wonderful sound….

And the baby just couldn’t seem to get enough of people. S/he came so close, so many times, we each couldn’t seem to resist putting a hand out for a gentle touch…

Ann’s friend, Travis Price, arrived yesterday with his 12 year old granddaughter and one of her friends. This was the first time with dolphins for all three of them… what a thrill. I heard Ann saying later that they needed to understand that that was a once in a lifetime experience, as she had never had dolphins come so close in all the years she has been visiting the White Sand Ridge. So they’ve had the best first…

Actually being anywhere near a dolphin in the wild is so exhilarating and calming at the same time… I cannot even begin to put it into words… Even though I am coughing and have runny eyes, as soon as I got into the water, all that just disappeared and I felt at one with the universe…

Photos Christine Guinness

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8:24 AM
July 21st, 2011

White Sand Ridge, Bahamas

The Bahamas lie off the east coast of Florida. With more than 700 islands stretching to the southwest. These islands dot the edges of what are referred to as Banks (vast areas of shallow water).The Banks consist of white sand and grass in 10 to 30 feet of water. The edges of the banks are lined with cays, rocks, reefs, and wrecks. Then it drops off to a water depth of 200 to 2000 feet. Around the edges the water is clear and the bank takes on an aquamarine color. In calm conditions you feel that you are in a the world largest swimming pool.

*Adapted from http://www.dolphindreamteam.com/trips/bahamas.html

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