Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Risso's and common dolphins, and a leatherback turtle


This morning started off a little foggy and drizzly, but the sky soon cleared up to bring out patches of blue sky. Our encounters started off with a rare sighting of a very large leatherback turtle. We did not manage to take photos, but it was good in the same just to get a glimpse of the largest marine turtle species. This morning we also saw several groups of common dolphins and a few Risso's dolphins.

Common dolphin

 Risso's dolphin

For our many bird enthusiasts that we had on board with us this morning we also had the bonus of seeing at least 10 different bird species. It's always great to show our passengers the marine life and beautiful Azorean coastline along the way.

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