Monday, August 5, 2013

Bryde's whale, sperm whales and dolphins

What an amazing day full of cetaceans, a very unique Bryde's whale without dorsal fin, a large family group of sperm whales and common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins, and a small loggerhead turtle. The wind was calm today and the sun shining giving us a wonderfully blue sea. The Bryde's whale surprised us with its curious behaviour approaching our boats very close and turning on its side looking at us. Photos from today:

The Bryde's whale surfacing

The Bryde's whale, without dorsal fin

Video of this Bryde's whale surfacing

Common dolphin

Spotted dolphins jumping next to our catamaran "Cetus"

Spotted dolphin calf jumping high

Six sperm whales logging including a calf (one is below the surface, but you can see the splashing from it)

Lots of spotted dolphins

Aboard our catamaran "Cetus"

Back in the marina!

Large school of horse mackerel seen around Atlantic spotted dolphins during swimming with dolphins in the afternoon

Swimming with dolphins - watching the dolphins surrounding a concentrated ball of horse mackerel

Video of the school of mackerel seen during swimming

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