Sunday, March 20, 2016

Orcas and fin whales in São Miguel

Today we had a day with lots of species. We started the morning with common dolphins and later on fin whales. We started with two whales, but we ended up with one. This whale was a little bit curious and surprised us a few time by coming up close to us. In the afternoon we resighted the fin whales but soon we got the news of orcas (killer whales) around. We encountered a male and a female, but our lookout saw one more male further away. Last time orcas were sighted in São Miguel was in 2014 so it was a happy sighting! The crew and the passengers were all very excited. We also saw one common dolphin, Portuguese man-o-war and a loggerhead turtle

Photos from the morning:

Beautiful day on the sea

Common dolphin

Fin whale

Fin whale

Fin whale

Photos from the afternoon:

Male orca

Female orca

Loggerhead turtle

Fin whale

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