1. Watching giant manta rays at a cleaning station over the reef, a couple hundred dolphins stream by. At the tailend, a final group comes right under us, bowriding a young whale! The whale startles a 12' female manta named Koie and she arcs up away from her line of travel. Fabulous day with Wild Dolphin Swims Hawaii!
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  2. This encounter with a small pod of wild spinner dolphins is an example of the pod allowing my guests and me to observe their behavior closely. We enjoy watching Bubbles play with bubbles and with Mom. In short interactive play, Bubbles spirals, I spiral, and Bubbles spirals again.
    Several meetings ago I gave this youngster the name Bubbles, for the skin markings on starboard side. They are Cookie Cutter shark scars, but it looks like Bubbles got away quickly and saved his blubber from deep bites in at least two places. The mom has similar markings.
    I have a protocol of encounters -- relaxing, moving gracefully & somewhat predictably, & being present with eye to eye contact. The eye to eye contact may lead to interactive play with the dolphins as an alternative to passive observation. We wait for an invitation to play or engage actively.
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  3. For years shots of mantas and dolphins together have eluded me. While floating above 5 mantas at a cleaning station, 88 dolphins rushed by. Frantic movements between the mantas lazy at the bottom and dolphins streaming on both sides, show my excitement and frustration. Finally they come together directly under me ~ dolphins passing right over the top of a manta hovering over the reef!
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  4. Roberta Goodman finally got footage of mantas and dolphins in the same frame! I've been trying for years... today we were with 5 manta rays, several of them hovering over the coral at a cleaning station, when a pod of 88 or so dolphins rushed by. As you can see, I was frustrated by the presence of both species but without both in the same shot.... gorgeous, dolphins over shallow coral, calm mantas gliding around below.... finally! the dolphins pass beneath me and right over the mantas! I have my shot!
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  5. As I hang above a mooring ball over the shallow reef, spinner dolphins circle me. The dolphins glide, quiet in their groups. Those who return to pass closeby are only a portion of the couple hundred spinners traveling leisurely along the shoreline this morning.
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Wild dolphin behavior & interactions in encounters swimming with spinner dolphins from a boat along the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Roberta Goodman, dolphin guide, has even introducing people to dolphins for over 30 years. Research director…


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Wild dolphin behavior & interactions in encounters swimming with spinner dolphins from a boat along the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Roberta Goodman, dolphin guide, has even introducing people to dolphins for over 30 years. Research director for Dr. John Lilly, Roberta has studied dolphin communication & "untrained" two dolphins for their release back to the sea. Follow Roberta's travels with cetaceans on this channel. Bottle nose dolphins, spotted dolphins, pilot whales, false killer whales, humpback whales & more!
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