Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A day with a big group of whales

Today we encountered a big group of our resident sperm whales. They were off the coast of Ponta Delgada, out in deep water, although they were not going on deep feeding dives during the day. Instead, they were grouping up at the surface, probably having some social time. In total we encountered at least 10 whales during both our morning and afternoon tours. We also had plenty of dolphins to see throughout the day. In the morning we encountered common dolphins and in the afternoon bottlenose dolphins together in the same area as Atlantic spotted dolphins. It was another great summer day out on the ocean!

Photos from today:

 Sperm whales

Sperm whales with their heads of the of the water (spyhopping)

The last sperm whale of the day - a juvenile

Common dolphin - easy to recognise from its colour pattern

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