Wednesday, July 11, 2012

6 species today

Today we had a wonderful day on the sea with a lot of different species. In the morning we started the tour with an encounter with common dolphins mixed with striped dolphins. Later on we had many sperm whales, rissos dolphins and spotted dolphins. We also saw a large loggerhead turtle. 

Common dolphins

Striped dolphin in the group of common dolphins

Sperm whale fluke

Whale watcher

On of our boats watching Risso's dolphins

Risso's dolphins

Three sperm whales together

Spotted dolphins

Leaderback turtle

In the afternoon we saw the spotted dolphins and sperm whales again. We also saw a group of striped dolphins, pilot whales and on the way back to Ponta Delgada some spotted dolphins kept us company jumping around the boat.

Sperm whale

Striped dolphins

Pilot whales

Pilot whales

Atlantic spotted dolphin

Striped dolphin

Atlantic spotted dolphin (mother and calf)

Today we also had another round of tours in the late afternoon (now that its getting a bit busier here) with more swimming and whale watching. For those on the swimming boat it was a very special tour that the family will never forget. We went out with a family that had two teenage girls in wheelchairs who had the dream of swimming with dolphins. We are very glad that we made it happen for them and it ended up being a very emotional time for everybody involved. Following are a few of our photos from this special experience.

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