Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blue whales in São Miguel today

This morning we were very lucky to have our first blue whale sighting of the month in São Miguel island. We had not seen blue whales since the middle of last month, so it was a really nice surprise for us and our passengers to see these incredible animals passing by on their north-bound migration. They were both very large individuals, and we were lucky to have very clear water so that we could see their full body length under the water before they came up to breathe. We were even lucky enough to see one of the whales raise its tail to go on a dive, something which we do not see very often from this species. Here are some photos from the whales seen on this tour:

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