Monday, July 27, 2015

Resident, migratory and seasonal

What a day, six species in total. We had all our four resident species in the morning. We started with some common dolphins along side our boat as we traveled to see a male sperm whale. It took some time and patience to see this majestic male but finally we got a great tail. After this wonderful sight we had a group of Risso's dolphins with new born babies. Today they were calm and curious and playing close to our catamaran and some of the babies were spyhopping and looking at us. Some boats also encountered bottlenose dolphins. In the afternoon we started with our resident bottlenose dolphins but soon we took of to see a baleen whale. Normally we see them in spring time as they migrate but they have been late this year. It was lovely to see this fin whale now in summer. And we ended the tour with our seasonal Atlantic spotted dolphins. During the day we also sighted loggerhead turtles, leatherback turtle, flying fish and Bulwer's petrels.

Photos from the morning:

Sperm whale

The sperm whale diving

Risso's dolphin

Photos from the afternoon:

Atlantic spotted dolphin
Atlantic spotted dolphin jumping
Bottlenose dolphin

Fin whale

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