Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Whales and Dolphins over the rainbow

The wind began to blow from the north, getting a bit colder, but we had one day with lots of sun, rain and a beautiful rainbow! We begin with the most sighted species in our tours, the famous common dolphins (Delphinus delphis). Once again we saw Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) and although it is not normal to see them at this time of the year, lately we see them more than the previous years in the same season ...and with babbies! We continued to sail and suddenly, from our catamaran, we saw a big vertical blow right at our bow. We arrived to the area and a sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) appears, the third largest animal in the world. It was not a very easy whale to sight but in the end we can still saw it sometimes.

Juvenille of Atlantic spotted dolphin

A curious common dolphin

Sei Whale's dorsal fin

Adult (right) and juvenille (left) of Atlantic spotted dolphin

Blow of the sei whlale

Sei Whale

Adult and calf of Atlantic spotted dolphin

Sei Whale

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