Sunday, July 26, 2015

Starting with dolphins and ending with whales

Today we started the morning tour with a group of about 30 common dolphins which we enjoyed for a while before heading a bit further out for a much larger group of bottlenose dolphins. These bottlenose dolphins were the highlight of the morning tour as it was a group of about 60 of them tightly packed together and being very social. We got to see some incredible jumps from this powerful animals and for sure our swimming clients had some great underwater encounters with them.

In the afternoon we had common dolphins again and a smaller group of bottlenose dolphins. We spent some time with them until we got the call on the radio that a whale blow had been spotted. We got to the area and after a bit of waiting we saw a shadow just beneath the surface. We tracked it for a while not knowing for sure what type of whale it was until it suddenly surfaced. It was a sperm whale and there were more than just this one in the area. These whales weren't coming up much and didn't show any tails, but we were just happy to be able to see them.

Photos from the morning:

Common dolphin mother and baby

Photos from the afternoon:

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