Thursday, June 2, 2011

May sighting statistics

The month of May was another good one for whale watching in São Miguel. This month we saw 9 cetacean species:


  • Common dolphins (Delphinus delphis)

  • Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

  • Striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba)

  • Rissos dolphins (Grampus griseus)

  • Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)

  • Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

  • Blue whales (Baleanoptera musculus)

  • Sei whales (Baleanoptera borealis)

  • Fin whales (Baleanoptera physalus)

This month is also off to a good start so far. In the past 2 days we have already seen sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and Rissos dolphins!

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