Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A well known sperm whale group is visiting São Miguel

Today we had more great sightings of sperm whales and Atlantic spotted dolphins in both the morning and afternoon tours. A well known group of sperm whales has moved into the area, so we are starting to resight some individuals that we have seen here on several occasions in previous years. This group includes two young calves that are often very active at the surface. Throughout the day we have been seeing several breaches (jumping out of the water) and lobtailing (tail slapping) from these young whales. We also got to see some beautiful high tails from the adults as they go down on their deep feeding dives. Here are some photos from today's sightings...










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