Thursday, August 13, 2015

A big surprise

Today we went out to sea and encountered three dolphin species that we see regularly during this time of the year: bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins. As well as these regular sightings we had another much bigger surprise - fin whales! In the morning there were three of them travelling together and from one of our boats they got to see these amazing whales that were even curious at times. Our other boats arrived a bit later to try to join in on the sighting but unfortunately they dissapeared as quickly as they appeared. In the afternoon it was the catamaran clients' turn to see one of the fin whales. We had some returning clients returning their luck again so it was nice to be able to show them a whale this time. Each tour is very different and is always a surprise, even for the biologists aboard.

Photos from the morning:

Bottlenose dolphins

Watching bottlenose dolphins from the side of our catamaran Cetus



Photos from the afternoon:

Fin whale

Fin whale diving



The bottlenose dolphins following us as we leave

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