This year in March we encountered 7 different cetacean species: common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, striped dolphin, Blainville's beaked whale, blue whale, sei whale and fin whale. We are now in the season of the baleen whales so from now on we can expect to see more of the ocean giants (with the three most encountered species being fin whales, sei whales and blue whales). Although our resident sperm whale did not make it on onto our sightings list this past month we know that they have been out there and they should also start to make more of an appearance as we approach summer. As well as cetaceans this month we also had plenty of sightings of loggerhead turtles, a couple of ocean sunfish, a spearfish, jellyfish and Portuguese man-o-war and a lot of seabirds.
- Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) - 79%
- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) - 89%
- Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) - 16%
- Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) - 5%
- Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) - 5%
- Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) - 5%
- Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) - 11%