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A big pod of dolphins, maybe 30 or so individuals, came by to check out the ship today. This is not uncommon at sea: dolphins love to play in the bow wake of moving ships. Unfortunately, we were stopped for CTD casts. That didn’t keep the dolphins from having a good time in the waves – I guess it’s pretty difficult to keep dolphins from having a good time in waves – but I couldn’t help but feel like we were letting them down with our wake-less vessel. They were polite enough to put on a good show for our benefit anyway. Thanks guys!

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