Saturday, December 29, 2012

Watching sperm whales, a humpback whale and dolphins with Futurismo

Today has been a nice and busy wintersday of whale watching and swimming with dolphins with Futurismo. We had tours both in the morning (whale watching from the catamaran and swimming with dolphins from our zodiac) and afternoon (whale watching on the zodiac). The morning was spent with common dolphins and a group of at least 7 sperm whales to the east of Ponta Delgada. In the afternoon our onshore watchman surprised us by finding a large humpback whale close very close to shore. In the afternoon bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins were also sighted, bringing our count up to four species for today!

Humpback whale from the afternoon. Thank you to our client Dimitri Radko for sharing this with us

Bottlenose dolphins underwater

Sperm whales from the morning

Sperm whales grouping up

Two sperm whales coming up to breathe

Large female sperm whale

Watching sperm whales from our catamaran

Blacklegged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

Great skua (Stercorarius skua



Our swimming boat this morning

Common dolphin breaking the surface

Common dolphins

Common dolphins




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