Friday, May 16, 2008

Friendly sperm whales

The some group of sperm whales continues to be present along the south coast of São Miguel Island. Today they were close to our base in Ponta Delgada so we just had to travel a few miles to get out to them. It was a friendly group made up of several females with their calves and a male that seemed to be controlling the group. The group was travelling calmly at the surface, all the time very curious towards our boats. After a long time at the surface the group decided to dive, one after the other. In the afternoon we had the bonus of also seeing some breaching (leaping out of the water) from the male sperm whale. The male jumped five times in a row, giving us an amazing show. We also encountered dolphins in both the morning and the afternoon. Both common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins were encountered to make our tours more complete. 

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