Friday, November 2, 2012

Dolphin day!

Today we had a wonderful encounter with three species of dolphins, first a large group of common dolphins, and then spotted dolphins hunting together with Cory's shearwaters and two bottlenose dolphins in the spotted group. It was really nice to see the spotted dolphins and the bottlenose dolphins together as there is a big difference in size, with the spotted dolphin being Azores smallest dolphin with only about 2 meters and the bottlenose dolphins reaching 4 meters. Photos from today: 

Common dolphins bowriding

Common dolphin jumping in front of the boat

Common dolphins by our catamaran

Cory's shearwater

Spotted dolphins

Bottlenose dolphin jumping

Bottlenose dolphin jumping and a spotted dolphin at the surface

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