Monday, August 11, 2014

Another summer day with dolphins

Today is another one of those scorching summer days which is perfect to spend out at sea on a boat enjoying the sea breeze and marine life. In the morning our lookout spotted sperm whales off the coast of Ponta Delgada, but unfortunately despite our waiting and searching we did not see one. However, we did enjoy the company of some lovely bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins. In the afternoon we found common dolphins again, just outside of Ponta Delgada marina. Other marine life spotted throughout the day includes several loggerhead turtles, a couple of marlins for one of our smaller boats, a jumping mackerel from aboard our catamaran and of course plenty of seabirds always hanging around the dolphins in search for an easy meal.

Photos from this morning:

Common dolphin

Common dolphin

Spotted dolphins

Loggerhead turtle

Bottlenose dolphin

Photos from this afternoon:

Swimming with common dolphins

A jumping mackerel

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