Today we had several boats going out both in the morning and the afternoon, including swimming with dolphins. Our whale watching vessels saw sei whales and common dolphins in the morning and fin whales in the afternoon. Throughout the day we saw a lot of krill in the water, these are small shrimp-like animals that baleen whales, such as blue whales and fin whales, feed on. Our swimmers got to swim with both common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins. One of our zodiacs also came across a small loggerhead turtle.
Common dolphin surfing in the waves
Cory's shearwater taking off after feeding on a swarm of krill
Notice the krill leaping out of the water
A sample of krill we collected this morning
Photos from the afternoon:
A nice sunny start to the tour aboard our catamaran "Cetus"
Fin whale, showing its white lower jaw on its right side (compare with the sei whale in the photo above)
Fin whale blow
Whale watchers on three boats