Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sperm whales sighted, including a whale called "Piet"

Today is another sunny day in São Miguel and the morning started calm with a flat sea. The wind has increased now but before the sea got too rough we went out and had some great sperm whale encounters. It took a bit of patience waiting for the whales to return from their deep feeding dives, but in the end we were able to see two individuals (an adult and juvenile) very well. When the adult raised her tail to start another deep dive we got a photo and could identify her as "Piet", an individual that was named by one of our clients Doris Thomas. This whale has been seen in Pico Island as well as here in São Miguel over the past years.

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