Thursday, March 5, 2015

Beaked whales, dolphins and many other species

Today we had a day of different marine life. We started the morning with common dolphins (including our friend Victor with a flopped dorsal fin) and bottlenose dolphins, and in the afternoon we resighted the two dolphins species and we also got to see Blainville's beaked whales. The beaked whales were 3 adults, and they were very calm on the surface and spend more time then usual on the surface making them easy to see and enjoy. Watching beaked whales is always a true gift from the ocean. Throughout the day we saw 15 loggerhead turtles with triggerfish and pilot fish around, lots of mauve stingers and salps, Portuguese man-o-wars, lots of small fish jumping, Cory's shearwaters and yellowlegged gulls, a few sharks and an ocean sunfish. Who could wish for more?


Video of the Blainville's beaked whales


Photos from the morning:


Bottlenose dolphin


Its beautiful to see the smile dolphins put on our face

One out of 15 loggerhead turtles

Turtlefood! Mauve stinger


Common dolphin



Our skipper picking up a Portuguese man-o-war

Plastic is a big threat to marine life




Photos from the afternoon:

Watching dolphins

Watching dolphins

Watching dolphins or watching humans?

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphin

Blainville's beaked whale

Blainville's beaked whale

All 3 Blainville's beaked whales

Hello Victor!

Common dolphin


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