Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 2013 sighting statistics

July has been a perfect summer month with a touch of springtime feeling. We have sighted 13 species of cetaceans, 6 species of dolphins and 6 species of whales, including a Northern bottlenose whale and our first sighting of Bryde's whales since 2008. We have been very lucky to see the baleen whales this month as they normally are passing by the Azores during spring time (the baleen whale season) when they are migrating past. We have had many great encounters with fin whales and sei whales, and one day with a minke whale. Our lookouts also saw orcas passing by the island but the boats never saw them.

Map of our cetacean sightings

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