We rarely survey for dolphins in rough seas, due to lower probability of finding them, higher chances of missing them (even if they are there) and consequently lower accuracy of data. We occasionally have difficulty explaining this to participants of our research camps, who sometimes cannot understand why we are not going out in sunny (but windy) weather. Still, we do sometimes encounter dolphins in rough seas too, often just by chance. Here is one of such case. Dolphins do not seem to mind waves at all, in fact they seem to enjoy them. Keeping track of dolphins and photographing them is rather challenging in such conditions. But it's still lots of fun!
Photo: Tilen Genov, Morigenos