Monday, April 28, 2014

5 species of whales and dolphins

Today is another fantastic spring day full of whale and dolphin encounters. This is the best time of the year to see the great whales that are migrating past, and today really proved that spring is the best. In the morning we encountered 5 different species: common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins, a blue whale and 4 fin whales! The blue whale was the same individual that we encountered yesterday afternoon (we could see this from the distinct white coloured dorsal fin that it has). The blue whale was travelling together with the 4 fin whales. Several times we were able to see the tail of the blue whale; a rare surprise that we do not see often from this species! Because there were so many whales together we never had to wait long to see a whale at the surface, as they were surfacing one after the other. The final surprise for the morning tour was an encounter with striped dolphins for the first time since the beginning of last month.

Photos from today:

Blue whale tail

A huge fin whale covering up one of our zodiac boats

 Enjoying the ride!

Happy clients at the end of the tour

1 comment:

keith scovell said...

Fabulous photo of the blue whale's tail!

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