Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 sighting statistics

As 2010 draws to a close the team at Futurismo is looking back to another great year of whale watching experienced here in the Azores. This year we saw 16 cetacean species: common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, striped dolphin, Risso's dolphin, pilot whale, false killer whale, Northern bottlenose whale, beaked whale species (probably Sowerby's beaked whale), sperm whale, Bryde's whale, humpback whale, blue whale, minke whale, sei whale, and fin whale. We had some very memorable moments, including a record sighting of 7 species in one day and a rare encounter with breaching humpback whales. 2010 has also been a good year for us to see blue whales, the largest animals in the world!

Ofcourse we can't forget the numerous other species encountered, including our local seabirds, turtles, flying fish,and sharks. We would like to thank our visitors from the past year. It has been a pleasure sharing our unforgetable tours with you. We look forward to another great year to come, and hope to share the beauty of the Azores with many more people.

The Futurismo team

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