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Published on Oct 27, 2012
For many years, Oona and I have been swimming with spinner dolphins that cruise in closer to shore during the day to rest and play after a night out feeding far offshore ... EDIT: You can watch the sweet new (2015) dolphin video on my site here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ5fG...
Besides the music, if your audio is up, you will also hear the dolphins talking to each other; especially during all that playing around they do.
In this video you will see that one of their favorite play toys is leaves from the kamani haole tree brought out to them by swimmers. The dolphins love to catch these leaves on their beaks and then let them slide down to their pectoral or dorsal fins and tails--- Then they steal each others leaves, or pass them off to one another. Sometimes these guys will leap into the air while still carrying the snagged leaf or other stuff they find in the water column, and not lose them !!
The music is a song by Oona and called 'Ancient Mother', which works nicely with the dolphins. Dolphins are very cool! Some people in Hawaii have made a business of taking people to where the dolphins may show up, but swimming with them is available free to anyone that can swim or paddle out on a board, and who will be respectful as they interact with these sentient beings... The dolphins come into shore to rest from a night feeding offshore; after resting they like to play :)