Thursday, June 27, 2013

The spotted dolphins are back

The Atlantic spotted dolphins have returned to us for another summer! We had already seen them twice earlier this month, but this morning was the first time this year that we encountered a really large group of more than 60 spotted dolphins. During this morning's tour we also sighted a large and curious group of bottlenose dolphins. We had dolphins everywhere, including many small babies of both species.

Videos from this morning:

A huge group of Atlantic spotted dolphins filmed underwater beneath our boats

Atlantic spotted dolphins travelling at speed

Bottlenose dolphins swimming near our catamaran and looking at us

Photos from this morning:

Spotted dolphins
Adult spotted dolphin

Atlantic spotted dolphins

"Song of whale" with a flying fish

Happy clients in our Zodiac boat

Lots of spotted dolphin approaching us

Spotted dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins
Bottlenose dolphin

Mother and calf

Our zodiac "Alfredoo baleeiro" with bottlenose dolphins

Our zodiac "João Vigia" with bottlenose dolphins.
and "Song of Whales" in the background

Watching dolphins from our catamaran "Cetus"

Bottlenose dolphin leaping

Bottlenose dolphin calf with a spot

Bottlenose dolphin mother and calf (who seems to have some sort of skin condition)

Viewing the coastline from our catamaran

Viewing Rocha de Relva

Our beautiful coastline

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