Saturday, April 10, 2010

Some photos from this week's tours

Here are some photos of the weeks sightings that were already referred to on the 9th of April: two trips with full boats in which we sigthed sei whales, fin whales, a couple of minke whales and also common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

Our clients were very happy with the wildlife around São Miguel Island which has a reputation as one of the best places in the world to observe cetaceans (whales and dolphins).

Unfortunately the weather has been changing. Now we are waiting for the windy days to pass as choppy seas can decrease our opportunities to go to the sea.
One of our great skippers, Mário and marine biologist Laura (sitting at the front of the boat)

One of the resident species of dolphins, the common dolphins which were having fun as much as we did with their presence!!

Some photos of the sei whales that have been the most sighted species of whales over the last weeks!

Mário, holding one of the transient sea turtles species, the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

Loggerhead turtle: this species comes along the Gulf stream, mostly the juveniles and after becoming bigger and well fed, they continue their journey along the Macaronesian area (Madeira and Canary islands and also Cabo Verde) and head for the Central American beaches!

Another Sei whale before its relatively short dive which might be around 5 to 10 minutes long

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