This past month was a short one with only 28 days, of which we were able to go out on the ocean 17 days. Although the weather can limit our number of tours at this time of the year we always have different animals out there to see, both resident species and visitors. In total we encountered 7 different cetacean species out at sea (common dolphin, fin whale, sperm whale, striped dolphin, Risso's dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and pilot whale) and out lookouts on land saw another two (beaked whales and a humpback whale) that we didn't manage to see from the boats. It's been a really good start to the year and we are looking forward to it getting even better next month when we expect to see more of the big migrating baleen whales!
- Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) - 94%
- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) - 18%
- Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) - 24%
- Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) - 18%
- Pilot whale (Macrorhunchus sp.) - 6%
- Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) - 24%
- Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) - 35%