As promised, here's a short video clip of the playful Dall's porpoise we encountered last weekend while out on the Peregrine, Jim Maya's boat. Having a Dall's bow ride or surf the stern wake is one of the coolest wildlife encounters you can have in the San Juan Islands. This will give you a glimpse of what it's like:
Also, I was contacted by someone from Quiert Heart Films informing me about an upcoming short film contest relating to whales and dolphins. They asked if I would mention it on my blog, and it seems like a cool project I thought I would give them a plug.
It's called the Whale Like Me Short Film Contest and the theme is how people view whales and dolphins in 2011. You have until October 15th of this year to develop a movie that is between 30 seconds and 4 minutes in length. They actively encourage entries from people who don't have cetaceans to star in their films, so even if you live far from the ocean they have some tips on their site for what you could enter.
I've been inspired to come up with an entry, which I'll debut here once it's finished. I'm pretty excited about it, so stay tuned. Hopefully some of you will decide to enter too!