Monday, May 6, 2013

Whales, dolphins and a lot more marine species

Today we had to cancel the morning tour because of rain and bad visibility, but in the afternoon we could go out with sunshine and we traveled to the west to see whales that our lookout (vigia) had spotted for us. On the way we got a lovely surprise from a group of common dolphins playing around. They gave a wild and great show before we continued to the whales. When we arrived to the area we had 4 fin whales on the surface. They were diving a lot and spent very little time on the surface but we still got a great look at them. On our way back we also encountered a loggerhead turtle, Portuguese man-o-war and jelly fish. We also saw lots of Cory's shearwaters, black-legged kittiwakes and a few Manx shearwaters. Photos from today:

Fin whale

Common dolphin

Common dolphins

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