Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A mystery male

This morning we had an adventurous ride out on the ocean which turned out to be well worth it. Our lookout guided us to an area where we were lucky to encounter a very big male sperm whale. The encounter was just as we hoped: spending a few good minutes with the whale at the surface and then watching his huge tail slowly rising up as he went down on a deep dive. Despite the large size of this sperm whale his flukes (tail) were not well marked at all, so we could not match the individual to our fluke catalogue. He will remain a mystery male sperm whale.

Before this wonderful sperm whale encounter we also spent some time close inshore with two groups of dolphins. First was a group of bottlenose dolphins who were not so keen to spend time with us, so we left them to see a more playful group of common dolphins

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