Thursday, August 11, 2016

Dolphins surfing the waves

Another adventure at the sea today! For the last few days the wind has been blowing along the coast, making our tours more wild and adventurous. Some of the animals that we have seen these days are enjoying the waves, giving us a show!

Today we have seen different family groups of dolphins from two different species: common and bottlenose dolphin.

The group of common dolphins was really fast, breaking the surface with their dorsal fins... In the same area, searching for food we had Cory's shearwaters. About 60% of the world’s population of Cory’s Shearwaters nests and breeds in the Azores. This year we are seeing many groups of this bird during our tours, they feed on the same species of fish than the common dolphins so we see them together in the same area really often.


Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior and today we could see   it by ourselves. The group of bottlenose dolphins was surfing the waves really fast, it looked like they enjoyed swimming fast! 


Photos from today:

Common dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins surfing the waves

Common dolphin breaking the surface

Bottlenose dolphins swimming fast


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