Friday, July 6, 2018

Whale watching in São Miguel and Pico Islands



In São Miguel Island, it was raining so the visibility for our lookouts was quite limited even though we managed to encounter Bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic spotted dolphins. It was a delight to see them jumping and witness the presence of small calves in their groups. 



Atlantic spotted dolphin



Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphin jumping


Bottlenose dolphins



As the wind was picking up more in the afternoon and the sea conditions got worse we had to cancel all our sea tours. Nevertheless we had an interesting guest offering us an stimulating talk about micro plastics and what to do against it;  Johan de Meij a sailor and an ambitious ocean conservationist which told us about his participation about plastic contaminating the ocean and us. 

So check out the plastic soup foundation, to learn more about what YOU can do to help in your daily life.

https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/









In Pico Island we had a very active marine life! 
We saw Bottlenose dolphins, Risso's and four Sei whales


Sei whale


Bottlenose dolphin


Risso's dolphins



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