Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fin whales in the morning, sperm whales in the afternoon

We are off to a great start for whale and dolphin watching this year. We have only had a few tours so far and all of them have been really good. Today we encountered 4 different species throughout the day, 2 whale species and 2 dolphin species. First we encountered a small group of bottlenose dolphins, then we had two fin whales to see in the morning. They were diving a lot in an area where there were also feeding common dolphins and a fishing boat, so they were probably feeding. It was a nice surprise to have fin whales in January, the only month we did not see them in 2016. So now we have seen fin whales every month for 12 months straight! In the afternoon it was our resident sperm whales that made an appearance. To complete the afternoon tour we also encountered common dolphins again and bottlenose dolphins.

Photos from the morning:

 Bottlenose dolphins

 Common dolphins

Fin whale

Dorsal fin of one of the two fin whales

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