Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sperm whales and several dolphin species

Today was another awesome day on the sea with lots of sperm whales. In the morning we encountered several whales and it was a fun race between the whales to see them all. We also encountered common dolphins close to the marina. In the afternoon we resighted the common dolphins and on the way to the sperm whales we came across a fun group of Atlantic spotted dolphins jumping all around the boat, bowriding and really giving us a show we will never forget. Then we saw one sperm whale that dived quickly. We enjoyed the spotted dolphins while waiting for the whale to come back up to the surface. Then we could enjoy the same whale again, now named Emerald by a lovely family aboard. Some of our boats also saw Risso's dolphins and bottlenose dophins.

Photos from the morning:

Sperm whale breaching!

Sperm whale at the surface

Sperm whale diving

Sperm whale watching

Watching common dolphins

Common dolphins

Encountering the common dolphins from aboard our catamaran

Photos from the afternoon:

Playful Atlantic spotted dolphins leaping

The first sperm whale tail of the afternoon

Sperm whale blow

The second tail, the same individual as the first

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