During October we started to feel autumn and the presence of the residents (common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Risso's dolphin and sperm whale), but the fin whales have still been around giving us a hopeful feeling of what to come in spring. A sei whale has also been sighted. Both striped dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins have been present to remind us that the summer is not over and the water is still warm and nice. And some false killer whales has paid us a visit, which is always more then welcome as it is pure joy to see them, so 9 species of cetacean seen from our boats. Our lookout have also sighted beaked whales, but they have not been seen from the boats this month.
The sea has been full of loggerhead turtles and flying fish, a wonderful edition to our tours. The sky has been busy too with Cory's shearwaters, great shearwaters, Manx shearwaters, common terns, yellowlegged gulls, pomarine skua and little egrets. So here in Azores, another fantastic month has come to its end and we are looking forwards to a great November.
- Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) - 100 %
- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiop truncatus) - 70 %
- Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) - 30 %
- Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) - 5 %
- Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) - 35 %
- False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) - 5 %
- Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) - 35 %
- Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) - 5 %
- Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) - 24 %