Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sperm whales have returned to us

Today a group of sperm whales arrived to São Miguel!
We have yet to identify the individuals from the group that we sighted during our tour in the morning, but for now we are happy that sperm whales have returned after an absence of a few days. We had to wait a long time for a few individuals to return to the surface from their long deep dives, but in the end we saw a few and we got to see their tails as they went on their next deep dives. During this tour we also sighted a very large and active group of common dolphins (with many tiny calves) close to Ponta Delgada, as well as a smaller and very shy group of Risso's dolphins. The following photos were taken from our catamaran this morning:

Common dolphin

Sperm whales diving together

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