Thursday, May 1, 2008

April 2008 sighting statistics

April has been a great month for whale watching in São Miguel Island, Azores. This is expected this time of the year, as it is the time that the baleen whales (mostly fin whales, blue whales and sei whales) migrate past and we can see many other species that are either passing or resident here. This past month we have seen 9 cetacean species. The above graph shows the sighting frequency (number of days sighted of all the days we went to sea)  for each species for this past month. Below is a list of all species, ordered from the most encountered to the least encountered:

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