Sunday, August 27, 2017

Shy sperm whales and dolphins

This morning sperm whales were a bit shy, as yesterday afternoon. Sometimes they are around, but for us they are not so easy to see!! Nature is like that... Today, we saw just some blows from one of our boats in the morning. In the afternoon a large piece of squid (sperm whale food) was seen on the surface, but we didn't actually see the sperm whales. But even though the whales were not great today, dolphins, they were. We saw a very nice group of Atlantic spotted dolphins, feeding under Cory's shearwaters and some common terns, and several schools of fish around! So definitely, a nice brunch for them, and also for another pod of common dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins, both adults and juveniles, joined us too in our morning trip. In the afternoon we re-encountered Atlantic spotted dolphins and common dolphins, making for another nice tour on this sunny day.

Photos from today:

Common dolphin

Common dolphin out of the water

Common tern (Sterna hirundo) flying

Atlantic spotted dolphin (notice the white nose!)

Young bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins with Ponta Delgada as background

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