Saturday, May 4, 2013

An ocean full of whales

Today both in the morning and afternoon we had some great encounters on the sea. Both times we had our catamaran and a zodiac boat going out and both times there were whales to see. In the morning we encountered two sei whales and an amazing group of common dolphins. In the afternoon went to a different area where we encountered many fin whales within a small area. There were at least 4 whales so we always had a lot to see. This is the time of the year that we have many baleen whales (mostly fin whales, sei whales and blue whales passing the Azores on their annual migration. We hope that they keep on coming over the next month or more!
Sei whale

Common dolphin

Common dolphins and one of our zodiacs

Fin whale

Watching a fin whale from our catamaran 

Watching a fin whale from our catamaran


Our zodiac with a fin whale

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