Sunday, August 2, 2015

Familiar whales and dolphins

Today we had some encounters with some familiar groups of sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins, as well as common dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins, with the latter two species it is more difficult to tell the individuals apart so we cannot say for sure if they are familiar to us or not. The sperm whale group was only encountered during the morning tour. It was the group that we have been seeing the most during the past days and actually during the past 5 years. Of this group we got photos of an adult and calf that were encountered from the catamaran and we could identify the adult as one well call "Bear paw". The bottlenose group was one that we know as "Bubblemaker's group" as it includes this dolphins we named so because of its bubble-blowing behaviour before surfacing. It's always nice to spot some familiar fins and flukes and be able to learn more about the animals from our repeat encounters with them.

Photos from today: 

Sperm whale adult and calf at the surface

Sperm whale adult going on a deep dive

The tail of a whale we call "Bear paw"

Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins

Swimming with bottlenose dolphins

Watching spotted dolphins bowriding

Spotted dolphins bowriding

Spotted dolphin

Spotted dolphins

Spotted dolphins

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