Monday, September 2, 2013

A trip out to sea

Dear Noah,
I went out on a boat yesterday into the ocean in the Gulf of Mexico.  I was with some birding friends and we were looking for special birds...birds that don't like to come to land but only live in the ocean.  We didn't find too many.  But we saw some other cool stuff!
This is the view from the boat as we headed out as the sun was coming up
We saw a bunch of dolphins!
Some of them came right up to the boat and swam with us!
They were such fast swimmers!
Click below to see a video of them swimming
Dolphins running with the boat!
AND we saw sharks!  There were dead fish in the water from the shrimp boats and the birds and sharks were eating the fish.
This is what some of the dead fish looked like
This is a Magnificent Frigatebird.  It looks a lot like a Pteradactyl!
The shrimp boat had a lot of Frigatebirds hanging around, waiting for an easy meal!

These guys were hanging around looking for fish, too.  Do you know what kind of birds they are?

A beautiful sunset to end the day!

Love, Nanny


  1. Dear Nanny,

    I think I see scratches on the dolphin. Is that what those are? I think a shark scratched him with his teeth.

    I know those birds are pelican. They are like ones in Finding Nemo that help Marlin and Dory find Nemo.

    Love, Noah

  2. Also, the sky in the sunset picture is very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Dear Noah,

    They do look like scratches on the dolphins back. Did you watch the video? Maybe the boats scratch the dolphins when they swim so close to them. It's amazing to me that a dolphin can swim as fast as the boat goes and they can stay with it for a long time!

    You're right about the pelicans. I remember them in Finding Nemo too. They helped Nemo's dad...I remember that part. The pelican is the state bird of Louisiana. Do you know what the state bird of California is?



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