Sunday, April 11, 2010

Think big...big blue whale, sei whale and sperm whale!

If you are doing whale watching in Azores you must think big! The biggest animal in the world - the blue whale.

Blue whale - the largest animal in the world (notice how small the dorsal fin is though)

Think Big...Mouth!

Mouth of a sei whale. Here you can see the white-tipped baleen plates hanging from the upper jaw

Think Big...Head!!! The sperm whale has the largest head in the world. The head of a male is 1/3 of the total length. This world's largest head also contains the world's largest brain that is 5 times heavier than ours!

Sperm whale spyhopping, showing the tip of its big head

Five species in one trip! That´s what we got today: blue whale, sei whale, sperm whale, common dolphin and bottlenose dolphin. All in the same area. Amazing!!! During the last few days São Miguel island has been one of the best places in the word to do whale watching. Let the Azorean wildlife surprise you!!!!!

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