Friday, April 3, 2015

Sperm whales, fin whales and dolphins

Today we had an amazing day on the sea with four different species. In the morning we had bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and a few loggerhead turtles. We also had a swimming boat having a great time with the bottlenose dolphins. As our lookout did not see any whales our three whale watching boats took of in different directions to search, but unfortunately no other species were encountered. In the afternoon we had the luck to see two species of whales: sperm whales and fin whales, that were hanging out in the same area. We started the tour by passing briefly by a group of bottlenose dolphins, but we did not stop as we had whales far away. First at least 11 sperm whale stayed beautifully at the surface and it was such a treat to see so many together, females with juveniles and calves. Then we set of to the fin whales. They were a bit curious and surfaced a few times very close to us. While waiting for the two fin whales to surface we had a lonely common dolphin keeping us company. So in the afternoon we had four species of cetaceans.

Photos from the morning:


Common dolphin


Bottlenose dolphin

Photos from the afternoon:


Sperm whales




Fin whale

Fin whale

Bottlenose dolphin

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