I was so tired last night I forgot to mention how huge the pod was--something over a hundred individuals, and I got clear glimpses of several calves.
The huge clouds of birds you see there were following the pod and scavenging off their leavings.
Apparently, local boats had spotted a sperm whale the week before--first one seen in the Gulf of Maine in fifteen years.
Samples, for awesome:
In short? Dolphins are freaking AWESOME.
And New England is an awesome place to live.