Dolphin show

The sea around the Marquesas is dark because of the black volcanic bottom, the water often murky and notorious for sharks, so it’s not too inviting for swimming and snorkeling. But sharks aren’t the only big predators around here–today we’ve had a large group of dolphins visiting the anchorage. Locals also call Hanatefau the dolphin bay, because they come here so often.

It was exciting to see them swimming in groups, circling around (rounding up little fish to hunt them?), jumping, pirouetting and backflipping just next to Pitufa. We hardly managed to get any tasks done, whenever we went under deck, the splashing noises so close to the boat lured us up again :-)


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