Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sperm whales, fin whales and common dolphins!

Today we went out in the morning and afternoon with two boats, our zodiac and the fiberglass boat. In the morning we went out and traveled to the south of the island. First, our vigia guided us to a group of common dolphinsThere were small groups spread out. After the dolphins we headed to east to try to see some baleen whales that our lookout had sighted. The whales were feeding, and spent little time on the surface but still we managed to see two fin whales, one of them very well!  In the afternoon we traveled to the south-east and found several small groups of common dolphins. Then we continued the trip to the east and near the most eastern part of the island where we saw a group of five sperm whales. Among them were two young whales and we were lucky to see the tails when they started their deep dive. It was beautiful to see sperm whales after so many days without seeing them! Photos from today:

Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Fin whale (Baleanoptera physalus)
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus)
Sperm whale diving
Sperm whale
Our fiberglass boat
our zodiac and fiberglass boat

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