Monday, February 29, 2016

February 2016 sighting statistics

This year February has been a great month to see whales and dolphins off São Miguel Island in the Azores. Although it is still winter we have been seeing more than just our 4 resident species. It seems that the spring migration of baleen whales has started earlier than usual, as we have already encountered many fin whales as well as a humpback whale. On several days other days without baleen whales we encountered some of our resident sperm whales to give us a mix of different types of tours throughout the month. As well as these 3 whale species we have also encountered 3 different dolphin species this month: common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and striped dolphin. This has also been the month that we sighted the first Cory's shearwaters of the year, so winter is defintely coming to and end.

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