Sunday, July 21, 2013

5 species including sei whales with dolphins

A marine life frenzy with sei whales, bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins, striped dolphins and common dolphins feeding together with Cory's shearwaters. We also saw several loggerhead turtles, flying fish and of course lots of horse mackerel around the feeding (even common dolphins throwing fish out of the water). Our lookout also saw Risso's dolphins but the boats never saw them, we were busy with whales everywhere.

Photos from the morning:

Common dolphins mother and calf

 Common dolphins feeding together with Cory's shearwaters

Common dolphin with a Cory's shearwater

Common dolphin leaping

 Sei whale blow

2 sei whales together

Loggerhead turtle (this was a tiny one)

Photos from the afternoon:

One of the sei whales from the morning resighted in the afternoon to the west of the island

Our biologist Miranda taking a photo of one of the sei whale today,
did you know we can identify the individuals from the marking on their dorsal fins?
Every whale is unique and the fin are like fingerprints :)

Bottlenose dolphin

Another sei whale, this time together with common dolphins

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