Friday, July 7, 2017

Unpredictable Activity... Whale and Dolphin Watching

Doing animal observation in the nature is always unpredictable. Today was no exception. Our morning was with sperm whales that were quite far and still we saw an excellent group of Atlantic spotted dolphins. In the afternoon we changed our strategy. The sperm whales just continued to move towards northeast and our zodiac was in the front to see if they could find the sperm whales, but these dived and did not let themselves be seen. The catamarans started their afternoon with Risso’s dolphins. We have unfortunately seen some of these animals with plastic bags on their dorsal fins. Further on we found a group of pilot whales resting at the surface with their calves. On the way back we still found bottlenosedolphins and common dolphins. When our zodiac started its back to Ponta Delgada found the sperm whales. Everything has to do with luck and also with the mood of our friends.

Photos from today:

Sperm Whale

Risso's Dolphin with plastic bag

Risso's Dolphin

Baby Pilot Whale


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