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Cooper Island Dolphin #80605
01/05/2016 07:13 PM
01/05/2016 07:13 PM
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Whidbey Island, WA
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Back in December we were greeted by "Peter" in the mooring field at Cooper. Here is a short video of that experience.
https://vimeo.com/150742252

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Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: Capnmike] #80606
01/05/2016 07:25 PM
01/05/2016 07:25 PM
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An island state of mind
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Very cool! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: tradewinds] #80607
01/05/2016 07:34 PM
01/05/2016 07:34 PM
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Bradenton, FL
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Wow!!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


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Bridget
Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: Winterstale] #80608
01/05/2016 08:00 PM
01/05/2016 08:00 PM
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annap, MD/BVI-Nanny Cay
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Thats so funny. I just got a call today from a fellow TTOL'er in Toronto on the land line and was talking about this VERY THING! This is the same fellow that we have seen there often on a particular mooring ball in Cooper. He is so fun to play with. Our family calls him "Scooby" for no particular reason. We have seen him/her at least 5 times in the last two years. He loves country music.

Last edited by hallucination; 01/05/2016 08:27 PM.
Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: hallucination] #80609
01/05/2016 08:31 PM
01/05/2016 08:31 PM
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annap, MD/BVI-Nanny Cay
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Additionally we have swam with a Calf/Mother pair off Monkey Point. My son announced "he feels like rubber". Apparently he was petting the calf. I called him back. "BAD" things can happen to people when the do this....in hindsight. google. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: hallucination] #80610
01/05/2016 09:04 PM
01/05/2016 09:04 PM
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Petoskey, MI
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Wow! What a cool video!

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: CottageGirl] #80611
01/05/2016 10:04 PM
01/05/2016 10:04 PM
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Miramichi NB Canada
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Amazing...what an experience


Kim

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: hallucination] #80612
01/05/2016 10:11 PM
01/05/2016 10:11 PM
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Bradenton, FL
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hallucination said:
Additionally we have swam with a Calf/Mother pair off Monkey Point. My son announced "he feels like rubber". Apparently he was petting the calf. I called him back. "BAD" things can happen to people when the do this....in hindsight. google. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />


We had the same experience off of Sandy Cay a few years back - all of us made sure we did not interfere with the "family" - it was the momma, poppa, and baby in that group - they swam around us - it was VERY cool.


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Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: Winterstale] #80613
01/05/2016 11:16 PM
01/05/2016 11:16 PM
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East Tennessee
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Amazing video! Thanks for sharing. I hope we see "Peter" or "Scooby" in a few weeks.

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: Annoddddd] #80614
01/05/2016 11:57 PM
01/05/2016 11:57 PM
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annap, MD/BVI-Nanny Cay
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outland most mooring in the center of the field...scooby...

not all the time, but the only times we have seen him/her

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: hallucination] #80615
01/06/2016 12:18 AM
01/06/2016 12:18 AM
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So cool! What a great video! We saw him on our last trip. We all cal him "Cooper." How original....I know smile I hope we get to see him again in a couple weeks!

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: JlarsBVI] #80616
01/06/2016 12:27 AM
01/06/2016 12:27 AM
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Whidbey Island, WA
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The staff at the bar told us his (or her?) name was "Peter" but it probably depends on who you talk to...

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: Capnmike] #80617
01/06/2016 08:07 AM
01/06/2016 08:07 AM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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That's the way to see dolphins..not penned up in captivity! Thank you for a lovely video..

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: Capnmike] #80618
01/07/2016 09:38 AM
01/07/2016 09:38 AM
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Tortola, BVI
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What a wonderful experience and a great video. Thanks so much for sharing. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> Love it!

Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: hallucination] #80619
01/09/2016 08:50 PM
01/09/2016 08:50 PM
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NYC
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We'll be down in several weeks for our first visit and charter experience and hope we are lucky enough to share this wonderful experience. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


Steve
Re: Cooper Island Dolphin [Re: stephenr] #80620
01/09/2016 09:21 PM
01/09/2016 09:21 PM
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Welcome Stephen
looking forward to hearing
about your adventures

Mike


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