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Spinner Dolphin

Stenella longirostris


A pod of Spinner dolphins resting at the place of refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii


You tube video added 18/01/2012

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SargonR 8 years ago

Great set! I have a few photos/veideos sets of the Spinner Dolphins from our time living in Oahu, but wasn't lucky enough to see them when we visited the Big Island.

Aaron Cadieux
Aaron Cadieux 12 years ago

Video added from when these photos were taken 18/01/2012

Ceci 12 years ago

Lovely pictures and moment! Dolphins are friendly and playful animals which regularly do that; it is very common to be surrounded by dolphins in some places for example when sailing and those are magnificent moments indeed =). Also I have noticed that the group behaviour may vary, sometimes they play for a long while, sometimes they seem to be going somewhere and just all swim suddenly along and sometimes they seem to be mating or something and they start literally jumping around....

Aaron Cadieux
Aaron Cadieux 12 years ago

In the upload screen instead of selecting one at a time and waiting for it to load, I multiple selected.... (hold down CTRL) and for some reason it worked. I'm no tech guru but this may be a loophole in the system...hmmm

ChunXingWong 12 years ago

One question, how did you managed to upload 7 pictures in this spotting?
I thought only 6 photo is allowed per spotting.

Aaron Cadieux
Aaron Cadieux 12 years ago

Thanks for the recognition and kind words.everyone. Thats the beautiful thing about the world we live in. You never know what might turn up unexpectedly around a corner. I was just out for a casual snorkel and there I was surrounded by dolphins. =)

Carolina 12 years ago

What a beautiful experience, Aaron! I bet it is a life changing moment :)

peter 12 years ago

What a breathtaking series. Congrats on spotting of the day!

"An amazing encounter with a pod of Spinner Dolphins resting at the place of refuge on the big island of Hawaii. They get their name from incredible acrobatic displays where they spin their bodies as they leap through the air."


Aaron Cadieux
Aaron Cadieux 12 years ago

I also have some live video of me swimming alongside them. It was a life changing moment to have over 100 dolphins swim around, under, over, next to you for over 3 hours and look into their eyes and feel their lives. I was just out for a snorkel and was surrounded by these beautiful animals. Even if you tried to swim away they would come closer to you. Very curious and magnificent creatures!

julia11cc 12 years ago

looks like it may be a spotting of the day!

KarenL 12 years ago

Aaron, there is a marine mammals mission that you might like to add this & your whale spotting to -

Aaron Cadieux
Spotted by
Aaron Cadieux

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 25, 2011
Submitted on Dec 29, 2011

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