Friday, March 6, 2015

An ocean full of life

Just like yesterday the ocean was full of life today. We had a wonderful time from both our whale watching boat and swimming boat with common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. Right in the beginning of the tour we had a small group of common dolphins but our lookout told us that we had larger groups to see. We continued but we had to drive carefully as the sea was full of turtles. We stopped to see three, but we had two more around at the same time. We were just to leave the turtles and go to the dolphins as the captain saw a group of bottlenose dolphins coming towards us. We did not need to go and see them as they came to see us. Joy of dolphins. After some playful time with them we continued to a large group of at least 50 common dolphins that were more active, bowriding and jumping. Or, as one of our clients said: this is called "playing with tourists", and yes, they sure are playing with us. From our whale watching boat we counted at least 20 loggerhead turtles, lots of Cory's shearwaters, yellowlegged gulls and we got to see a spearfish almost sleeping on the surface and briefly an ocean sunfish. We finished our tour with a stop at Vila Franca Islet, to enjoy its beauty in the middle of all the blue.


Bottlenose dolphins

Lets go and bowride!

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphin

Aboard Cetus
  

Common dolphin

Common dolphin

Common dolphins

Common dolphins

Common dolphins jumping together

Loggerhead turtle

Swimming boat

Swimming boat, swimmers and common dolphins


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