Monday, May 25, 2015

More baleen whales

The baleen whales keep coming past São Miguel Island. This morning we encountered a sei whale not far from Ponta Delgada and in the afternoon we encountered 4 fin whales travelling together. Both the morning and the afternoon tours were just as interesting as each other and we all got to see the whales very well. As well as our whale encounters we also encountered plenty of dolphins today. We had both common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins in the morning and common dolphins again in the afternoon. Our afternoon dolphin swimmers also had the opportunity to swim with a loggerhead turtle.

Photos from the morning:




Watching common dolphins 

A curious bottlenose dolphin that almost always surfaces with its head high out of the water 

Watching bottlenose dolphins

Photos from the afternoon:





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