Monday, May 7, 2018

Visit from a familiar humpback whale today in our tours | Monday


Today was another fantastic day with a lot of whales and dolphins to see in São Miguel.

In the morning we were surrounded by very calm fin whales that seemed to be surfacing in slow motion as they came to breathe near our boats. The whales looked very relaxed in the calm and flat blue water that reminded us of summer. 

We also had a visit from a familiar humpback whale today. By photographically identifying this whale's tail we could recognise it from the 25th of April as well as from April 12th and 13th in 2017. 

The dolphins were also delightful today, especially since they were very curious and we could see them very well in the calm and clear water. We encountered both common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, so 4 cetacean species in total today.

Photos by Miranda van der Lindes & Mariana Silva



Humpbak whale surfacing


Humpback whale arching up to dive


Humpback whale diving


Humpback whale tail and ID photo


Bottlenose dolphin face


Common dolphin blowing bubbles


Watching Common dolphins


Fin whale blow


Fin whale surfacing in a calm ocean


Juvenile bottlenose dolphin surfacing alongside an adult


Seeing one of the fin whales from aboard our catamaran


Common dolphins - notice the calf in the middle


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