Saturday, January 7, 2012

Whale and dolphin watching aboard our catamaran

This morning we went whale watching on our catamaran "Cetus" for the first time since our previous summer season. Cetus is great for observation because it is spacious, perfect for watching dolphins bowriding in front and a good option for those passengers that are not comfortable going on our smaller boats in which we often have a very wet and bumpy ride. 

We ended up having a very good tour, with sightings of a large feeding group of Atlantic spotted dolphins, a sperm whale and common dolphins on our way back to shore. We got to see the sperm whale raise its tail to go on a dive, and from its tail we could recognise the whale from our catalogue of individuals. This whale was named "Piet" by one of our previous passengers that kindly sent us an identification photo from their sighting. Piet was first photographed by us here in 2008 and before today was last seen in September 2010. It's great to see whales such as Piet returning to this area.

Sperm whale "Piet" sighted this morning

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