Sunday, June 4, 2017

Fin whales and dolphins in June

Today we went out in the morning and in the afternoon, the sea conditions were good and we could enjoy different sightings from different animals.
In the morning the boat for the swimming with the dolphins found a really nice group of bottlenose dolphins, they were playful and friendly with the boat. One of the dolphins was familiar to us… it was the “Egipcian” a bottlenose dolphin that we have seen in São Miguel for many years. It is possible to recognize the individuals because of the shape of the dorsal fin; it works like a finger print for us!
We also saw different groups of common dolphins  in both tours, the groups were really big with many babies and juveniles… seems that a baby boom is going on!

But our day it wasn’t just about dolphins, we managed to see two different fin whales with feeding behavior.  


Photos from the morning:



Delphinus delphis | Common dolphin


Tursiops truncatus | Bottlenose dolphin
"Egipcian"
Tursiops truncatus | Bottlenose dolphin
"Egipcian" surfacing with another bottlenose.


Photos from the afternoon:

Fin whale surfacing

The dorsal fin from the fin whale



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