Saturday, June 25, 2016

One more day with sperm whales

This morning we started the trip with fantastic news from our lookout... a family of sperm whales waiting for us!! We travelled to the East where we could enjoy with their magnific presence.

The animals were spread out but we could see different individuals, we counted at least 11 animals, including a calf and a juvenile. It was possible to see some of them at the surface for a while before they went down on a dive. When they go for a deep dive we can see their tails out of the water, a perfect moment for the picture and more information for our research!

On the way back we found a playful group of common dolphins that were jumping out of the water and playing with our catamaran Cetus.

During the afternoon tour the lookout found a sei whale, he could see the blow two times, our zodiac boat went to the area as soon as possible but it was imposible for us to see it again. According to the lookout the whale was feeding which made it more difficult for us. We know that we are working with nature so sometimes it's not easy! But sometimes patience pays off and despite not seeing the whale we had a great time with different groups of  common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

Photos from today:

Sperm whales

Sperm whales

Sperm whales

Sperm whales

Sperm whales

Sperm whale preparing to dive

The first tail of the morning

Yet another beautiful sperm whale tail

Common dolphins with a tiny newborn baby

Our clients of the morning aboard our catamaran "Cetus"

Watching bottlenose dolphins during the afternoon tour

Bottlenose dolphins

Leaping bottlenose dolphins

1 comment:

keith scovell said...

Eleven Sperm Whales! Fantastic! I'm going to have to come back again : )

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