Saturday, December 31, 2011

Record number of tours and sightings for December this year

December this year has been really amazing for whale watching and dolphin swimming with Futurismo! In fact this past month we have achieved a record number of days on the sea as well as whale and dolphin sightings compared to the past five years. We have been out 17 days this month and had several encounters with 7 different cetacean species (humpback whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, Risso´s dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins). Our humpback whale sightings were a first for this time of the year, and it wasn't just one but two different individuals that we saw! Another special December sighting for us was a leatherback turtle last week. In the following graph you can see the sighting frequencies of the different cetacean species we have seen this December:

With that number of different species and high sighting frequencies it's almost as if it is summer here! Hopefully for us the good sea and weather conditions will persist for what is left of winter.

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