The dolphins are usually in the pass so it’s not unusual to see them there like I did the day I tried standup paddle boarding. I was a little early for the outing so I went to take pictures off of the New Pass Bridge. A dolphin showed up and started fishing up against the sea wall. The dolphin patrolled back and forth and herded schools of fish up against the wall to catch them.
He swam on his side every now and then and looked right up at me and my camera. He eventually got a small school of jacks running and forced them down the sea wall. In the last picture you can see the dolphin doubling back for a second meal and if you look closely you’ll see a fish swimming so hard for his life he’s bounced right out of the water. A few inches off of the concrete sea wall and barely in frame of the photograph. It was quite a commotion. I am not sure if the fish got away. It all happened in a split second. It is surprising the little fish was captured on film.
This dolphin was seen on the south bank of New Pass at the New Pass Bridge, right across from Dog Beach near Lover’s Key.