Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dolphins rock a lot!

This morning was a calm and interesting dolphin morning. We started with common dolphins feeding with Cory's shearwaters and yellowlegged gulls, we could see some slow activity and we were waiting for a feeding frenzy but it never started. Maybe it had already ended. All of a sudden we had at least two larger dolphins in the group: two bottlenose dolphins. But we heard on the radio that the lookout had seen more bottlenose dolphins further west. We left the smaller dolphins. After spending some time with the bottlenose dolphins our captain decided to try the hydrophone to listen to the dolphins, but they didn't want to talk today. We could only hear the ocean waves. At the end of the tour we slowly moved back towards Ponta Delgada close to the shoreline and enjoyed the view of the village called Rocha da Relva and the lava formations and layers from the different eruptions throughout time.

Photos from today:

Common dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins - a pale individual in between two of a more typical shade or grey

Watching bottlenose dolphins from our catamaran "Cetus"

A great time on top deck

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