Thursday, August 6, 2015

Six species of cetaceans and two of turtles

Today we have a long species list. We started with common dolphins and later on Risso's dolphins, just a few but curious for being Risso's. Then we took of far to see sperm whales. But on the way we saw both loggerhead turtles and leatherback turtles. And one of our boats also encountered beaked whales, a Mesoplodon species but we could not identify them as we were to busy watching sperm whales. In the afternoon we resighted the sperm whales and had a great time with them. And on the way back we encountered more then 60 Atlantic spotted dolphins. And the bottlenose dolphins were around too. More species sighted were a ocean sunfish and flying fish

Photos from the morning:

Sperm whale

Sperm whale

Common dolphin bowriding our catamaran 4 Ventos 


Adult and juvenile Risso's dolphin


Aboard 4 Ventos, with Cetus in the background (our two catamarans)

Aboard 4 Ventos

Cetus

Photos from the afternoon:

Curious sperm whale


Sperm whale

Adult and juvenile spotted dolphin

 Atlantic spotted dolphin about to surface

 Atlantic spotted dolphin

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