Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fin whale watching

We are now truly in the time of the baleen whale migration in the Azores. This morning we had more fin whales along the south coast of São Miguel Island. We spotted the blows of at least 4 different whales spread out. After some searching and just a bit of patience we ended up having a nice encounter with an adult fin whale - the second largest animal in the world! We got to see this whale on several surfacings near our boat so at the end of the encounter everybody was happy. It was really a whale tour this morning, as by the time we had seen the fin whale we had to go back in and didn't have time to search for dolphins that our lookout had seen earlier. We did have the chance to have a quick look at Vila Franca Islet before continuing back to our base in Ponta Delgada.

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