Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our 4 resident species in one day

Morning tour:
This morning we had a boat go out for swimming with dolphins and two boats going out for whale watching. Everybody ended up having a really great tour with plenty of sightings of sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and on one of the boats an additional sighting of Risso's dolphins.

Large male with bulging head spotted sighted with a group of females and calves 

One of the females from the group

One of our boats watching a sperm whale

Common dolphins with our catamaran

Bottlenose dolphin

Afternoon tour:
In the afternoon we started off with a great sighing of the same group of bottlenose dolphins from the morning. We got a really good look at a very small newborn calf in the group. The calf had just been born recently because it still had fetal folds on its body (from being in the womb) and it seemed to still be learning how to swim. Although we did not manage to find the group of sperm whales again we did see a nice group of common dolphins, also with many young dolphins. 

Bottlenose dolphin newborn calf leaping alonside its mother


Bottlenose dolphins - adult and juvenile

Common dolphins

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