Posted by: coastlinesproject | January 18, 2015

Turks and Caicos, wounded dolphin, Jay Sargent’s report.

Hi All,
Unfortunately the wind is still way up, making the waves huge. We weren’t sure if we could get out there to find him but, we did. He was beside a buoy near Seven Stars. He was just hanging there, probably sleeping. I got in with him to take a look at the gash and noticed he also has one under his fluke. The gash as the video shows, has a lot of white matter hanging out of it. I think that is a good sign even though it looks awful. He didn’t seem as happy as yesterday. He was moving slower but still crater fishing successfully. He rolled in the sand but was very careful not to touch the gash. He even came to the back of the boat and thought about getting in our wake but reconsidered. He then very slowly made his way out toward the reef. We followed keeping our distance in case he wanted to be alone but there if he wanted company. A para-sail boat was out despite the heavy surf. He saw we were with him and came up. I told him JoJo was injured and asked if they would leave him alone. He promptly drove right over and JoJo slowly swam away. What a jerk if I do say so! We decided that maybe we should leave him totally alone in case we attracted any other boats.

I believe JoJo was hit by a propellor and the scrapes are from the boat running into him. We will keep monitoring him and updating his progress.to see video go to http://youtu.be/WXYJWCqYJ-s

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