Friday, February 13, 2015

Friendly dolphins

Today was a dolphin day. We encountered our friendly resident bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins, both not far from our base in Ponta Delgada. The ocean was calm and the dolphins were curious, making for some curious encounters. A bit further offshore we tried to find a group of striped dolphins that our lookout had spotted, but we never did find them. What we did find were several loggerhead turtles. On our way back along the coastline we passed Vila Franca Islet where we spotted a little egret among the more regular seabirds.

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